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Extra long-haul: The 10 furthest airline routes

At 06:26 local time on 1 October, the first Airbus A380 to serve the world’s longest scheduled air route – Dallas Fort Worth to Sydney – touched down in Australia’s largest city. It marked the 60th anniversary of Qantas’s transpacific service to the USA, which began with a Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation flight from Sydney to San Francisco in 1954. The Australian flag-carrier is operating the DFW flight six times a week with the A380, which replaced a Boeing 747-400ER on the route.

To mark the event, we list the 10 longest current scheduled air services by distance, courtesy of Flightglobal’s Innovata service of airline schedules data (we have treated the return service as the same route).

1. Dallas Fort Worth, USA to Sydney Australia. Qantas Airways. Airbus A380. 13,790km

Qantas A380

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2. Atlanta, USA to Johannesburg, South Africa. Delta Air Lines. Boeing 777-200LR. 13,572km

Delta Air Lines 777-200ER

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3. Abu Dhabi, UAE to Los Angeles, USA. Etihad Airways. Boeing 777-200LR. 13,494km

Etihad Airways 777-200LR

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4. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Los Angeles, USA. Saudi Arabian Airlines. Boeing 777-300ER. 13,422km

Saudi Arabian Airlines 777-300ER

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5. Dubai, UAE to Los Angeles, USA. Emirates. Airbus A380. 13,412km

Emirates A380

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6. Dubai, UAE to Houston, USA. Emirates. Airbus A380. 13,140km

Emirates A380

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7. Dallas, USA to Hong Kong, China. American Airlines. Boeing 777-300ER. 13,053km

American 777-300ER

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8. Dubai, UAE to San Francisco, USA. Emirates. Boeing 777-300ER. 13,037km

Emirates 777-300ER

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9. Hong Kong, China to New York, USA. Cathay Pacific. Boeing 777-300ER. 12,983km

Cathay Pacific 777-300ER

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10. Hong Kong, China to Newark, USA. Cathay Pacific/United Airlines. Boeing 777-200ER. 12,971km

United 777-200

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Source: FlightGlobal.com