Longest commercial flight to launch

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.news24.com/Travel/Flights/Longest-commercial-flight-to-launch-20130605

    Turkish Airlines has confirmed plans for the world's first non-stop commercial flight from Europe to Australia.
    The Telegraph reports that the new route from Istanbul to Sydney will be the longest commercial flight in the world, spanning 14 956 kilometres.

    The service will initially include a stopover in Asia but the airline expects to run non-stop journeys within three years, probably using the Boeing 777-300ER.

    The new service will put many European cities within one short hop of the Australian city.

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  2. Fredrik
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    Flying that distance in economy...
     
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    Yah, but at least it isn't US/UA/AA/DL econ....
     
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    Many European cities are within one short hop of several Australian cities - Emirates flies DXB to SYD, MEL, BNE, ADL and PER (all except ADL with multiple daily frequencies).

    It will be tough for TK to crack the market, but good on them for competing.
     
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    That's good but i want more .. :)
     
  6. Gardyloo
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    It's not as long as SQ's EWR-SIN route, which of course is being discontinued.
     

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