The Qatar Airways plane made the longest in the history of the direct flights

The Qatar Airways departed from the capital of Qatar-Doha, landed on Monday, February 6, at the airport new Zealand Auckland, for the first time having made the world’s longest direct commercial flight. About this newspaper The New Zealand Herald.

The duration of the flight, for a distance of 14 535 miles was 16 hours and 20 minutes. Reportedly, the plane arrived to its destination ahead of schedule by 15 minutes. In his Twitter, the airline has officially confirmed that the plane successfully landed at the airport in New Zealand.

It is noted that due to the headwind return trip, scheduled for Tuesday, February 7, may take more than 18 hours.

Flights fulfilled the Boeing 777-200, which has 217 economy class seats and 42 seats in the business class. During the trip he crossed ten time zones. The crew included four pilots and 15 flight attendants. During the flight passengers were served a total of 1,100 cups of coffee and tea, 2000 cold drink and 1036 meals.

Earlier, the Ukrainian aircraft an-225 «Mriya» set a new record in the carriage of cargo weighing 182 tons.




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