February 5, 2017
Qatar Airways has launched the world's longest scheduled commercial service with its inaugural flight from Doha to Auckland
Flight QR920 operated by a Boeing 777-200LR, takes on average 16 hours and 20 minutes to complete the 14,535 kilometres (9,032 mile) journey between Qatar and New Zealand. The flight passes over five countries and crosses ten time zones. Flights on the return journey can be over an hour longer due to head winds.