Emirates on Thursday announced plans to launch a daily service between Dubai and Panama City next year. At 17 hours and 35 minutes, it will be the world’s longest non-stop flight, beating Qantas, which now operates a direct Sydney–Dallas service with a duration of 16 hours and 55 minutes. Panama City also marks the airline’s first destination in Central America. The route will be operated by a Boeing 777-200LR, configured with 266 seats in three classes: 8 in first, 42 in business, and 216 in economy. Services will begin on February 1, 2016, departing from Dubai at 08:05 and arriving in Panama City at 16:40 daily. The return flight will leave Panama City at 22:10 and touch down in Dubai at 22:55 the next day.
Tickets are now available for purchase online and through travel agents.
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