17 hours and 35 minutes – that’s how long you will be sitting on the plane for the world’s longest non-stop flight.

Emirates announced that they will begin operating a daily non-stop flight between Panama City and Dubai in February 2016. The Boeing 777-200LR aircraft will feature a 3-class layout with 8 in First, 42 in Business, and 216 in Economy. The aircraft can also transport up to 15 tonnes of cargo.


And once again, the flight is 17 hours and 35 minutes (???). This will set a new record for the world’s longest flight, beating out the previous record of 16 hours and 50 minutes on a Qantas service between Dallas and Sydney.

This newly announced route is a major deal for connecting Latin America with the Middle East.

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.

It will depart Dubai at 8:05 am and arrive in Panama City at 4:40 pm daily. The return flight will leave Panama City at 10:10 pm, and arrive in Dubai at 11:55 pm the next day.

Tickets for travel between Panama City and Dubai are now available to purchase via Emirates.com


I'm from Louisville, Kentucky and moved to Panama in 2011 to finish a degree in International Business. I enjoyed the hot tropical weather and the lifestyle on offer in Panama City so much that I decided to make it my permanent residence. Follow @JoeyBonura on Twitter and Instagram for more updates on my life in Panama.

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