Air India plans world's longest non-stop commercial flight

Air India could soon be operating the world's longest nonstop commercial flight. The airline is planning to link the IT hotspots of India and US - Bengaluru (BLR) and San Francisco (SFO) - which are almost 14,000 km apart. At present the longest non-stop commercial flight is operated by Australian airliner Qantas between Dallas Fort Worth in the US and Sydney which is a 13,730 km journey. Next year, UAE's mega carrier Emirates will link Dubai with Panama City, a distance of 13,760 Now oil is a multi-year low and AI has the equipment to operate ultra-long haul flights using its mostly unused B-777 200 LRs. AI had acquired eight of these aircraft and five of them were sold to Abu Dhabi's Etihad on which it is operating nonstop to Los Angeles. Now AI will also do the same, Courtesy: The Economic Times

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