New world record set for the longest ever flight of 16,105 kilometres in 18 hours
[image: Australian Airline Breaks the World Record for Longest Ever Flight]
ISLAMABAD - Qantas has set the record for the longest ever flight on an A380 Airbus and without a single customer on it. A plane named “Reginald Ansett” finished the 16,105 km route from Dresden, Germany to Sydney, Australia on 20th December.
The flight took 18 hours and 26 minutes to complete after departing at 1:34 am CET on 19th December and landed at 6 am AEDT the following day.
This was a non-commercial flight without passengers or cargo on it. Prior to the flight, the plane was at the Airbus’ main maintenance center at the Dresden Airport for a few weeks where it got a brand new cabin, including new seats and a new lounge. ------------------------------
After undergoing the transformation, the plane was back in action within hours of landing in Australia and flew from Sydney to Los Angeles in 13 hours. The record flight follows Qantas’ widely reported “Project Sunrise” test flights over the year.