Virus creates world's longest passenger flight

March 17, 2020
On March 14, French airline Air Tahiti Nui flew the longest ever scheduled passenger flight by distance - transiting 9,765 miles across the world from Papeete, in Tahiti, to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport, reports Francesca Street for CNN.

PARIS - The aviation industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with travelers across the world dealing with canceled flights and travel bans as they scramble to get home. But one unlikely aviation side effect is the creation of a new world aviation record, reports Francesca Street for CNNContinue reading original article.

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

March 17, 2020 - The Tahiti to Paris route normally on board Air Tahiti Nui normally makes a stopover at Los Angeles International in California, but travel restrictions brought about by the coronavirus pandemic had the Boeing 787-9 going the distance to Charles de Gaulle airport with a "reinforced" crew, which included four pilots. The flight clocked in at approximately 16 hours. 

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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