What are the world’s longest and shortest Airbus A380 flights? Emirates can lay claim to both of them.
World’s Shortest A380 Flight
Earlier today, Emirates announced it would be using an A380 for regularly-scheduled service between Dubai and Muscat, Oman. on July 1, 2019 That flight is a whopping 217 miles, with a total flight time of one hour (though far less in the air).
I’ve flown from Muscat to Dubai before on SWISS and there ware barely was time for a water service before we were making final descent to Dubai. I’ll be curious to see what Emirates offers in first and business class on this route. Cathay Pacific offers a Bahrain to Dubai route, of similar flight length, and finds time to offered a packaged sandwich and drink.
The runner-up is Dubai to Kuwiat City, a 530-mile flight that Emirates also regularly operates an A380 on.
World’s Longest A380 Flight
Meanwhile, world’s longest A380 flight is also operated by Emirates. Dubai to Auckland is 8,824 miles, with a flight time of 15 hour, 45 minutes heading to Auckland and 17 hour, 5 minutes from Auckland to Dubai.
That flight used to stop in Australia but now travels nonstop. The runner is Sydney to Dallas on Qantas, an A380 flight of 8,578 miles (Dubai to Los Angeles at 8,339 miles is third).
Whether short or long, you can find the “whale” operating on a variety of different flights around the world. I love this quiet, behemoth aircraft and even as Airbus ends production, I hope to see it in the air for years to come.
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