Emirates plans world’s longest non-stop flight
ATP- Arab tourism portal- Dubai’s Emirates airlines plans to fly the world’s longest non-stop flight with the launch of services to Panama City next year.Beginning February 1, 2016, Panama City will be the airline’s first gateway destination in Central America.
Emirate’s new service will commence with a daily flight operated by a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in a 3-class layout – eight in First, 42 in Business, and 216 in Economy.
The aircraft can carry up to 15 tons of cargo. Key imports to the country include pharmaceuticals, machinery products, iron/steel rods, and electronics.
Service to Panama City will operate through Tocumen International Airport (PTY).“Panama City will be our first destination gateway in Central America, providing a convenient option for our passengers travelling from or through our global hub in Dubai and onward to destinations throughout Central America, the Caribbean and the northern part of South America,” said His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline & Group. “We’re also pleased to be the only commercial airline to offer a daily, First Class service to travelers on what will be the world’s longest non-stop flight.
”Later this year, Emirates will be adding four additional routes to its global network including Mashhad, Iran and Orlando in September; Bamako, Mali in October; and Bologna in November.