The world’s longest flight could potentially get much longer. The Qantas CEO Alan Joyce recently spoke out about Airbus and Boeing creating planes that could fly farther distances.
Alan thinks that very long direct flights should be possible, such as those between Sydney and London, Brisbane and Paris, and Melbourne and New York City. Each of those flight paths is over 10,000 miles long.
United recently shared that they would be relaunching their direct flight between Los Angeles and Singapore. That is a distance of 8,700 miles and it takes 18 hours to do so. Alan explained that he is actively hoping for more opportunity.
“I have written to the CEOs of Boeing and Airbus to extend the challenge to them. Both manufacturers are developing aircraft that can almost do the job. We believe advances in the next few years will close the gap, and Qantas has the unique operational experience to be the airline that helps make it happen.”