The world’s longest commercial flight non-stop Emirates “from Dubai to Auckland may have begun only after March 1, but it will be the world’s longest by the end of the year. Qatar Airways has announced its first route New Zealand serving Doha to Auckland to start the service on December 3.
Qatar will use Boeing 777 aircraft to serve the route, which was announced by His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker on the opening day of ITB Berlin’s largest international tourist exhibition,. In January, Mr. Al Baker was named the winner closely followed the introduction of continuous service in Oakland within the expansion plans of Bahrain International Airshow.
The service will cover a distance of 14,539 km, which would defeat the route Emirates “to Auckland from 339 kilometres. Flight time is believed that about 18 hours 34 minutes, while the Dubai average flight time of 17 hours and 15 minutes. The Emirates due to add non-stop service between Dubai and Panama City in February, which was postponed to March 31, 2016 This service will be long-term in the world of flight time – about 17 hours and 35 minutes – but not shorter than the distance of the route will start over at the end of 2016 or 2017.
The winner of the Persian Gulf is intended to run the Direct Doha-Auckland in June, but did not hold up to the end of the year. His Excellency Mr. Al Baker said: “We are not going to chicken out, we will definitely fly to Auckland but as a respect to Emirates as they have already launched a direct flight we will wait until the end of the year before we will operate.”
These new services highlight the growing demand for Auckland Airport and Auckland as a destination. In January 2016, when the airport is celebrating 50 years of its official opening, welcomed 893.314 international passengers. This is the largest number of international passengers once a month, with more than 43,000 passengers in December 2015, compared with the previous month with the highest number of international passengers. Compared to January 2015, this figure increased by 9.3%.
Auckland Airport were winners overall Asian routes edition Routes Marketing Awards 2016, which are made at an event in Manila, Philippines. This is the first time the airport was much appreciated recognition, which is also recognized as the winner in the category of 4-20 million passengers. Members of the jury, who chose Auckland Airport consists of senior members of the network airline community planning.
Overall winners, Auckland Airport are automatically listed in the category World Routes Awards in Chengdu, China September 26, 2016.