Emirate to launch world longest flight to Panama
Emirates has stated its plans to launch services to Panama City, starting from 1st, 2016.
The new service break record as the longest non-stop flight in the world, at a record 17 hours 35 minutes in the westbound direction.
The new route is also set to become Emirates’ first gateway destination in Central America.
They have announced that Service to Panama City, Panama’s capital and largest city by population, will commence with a daily flight operated by a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in a three-class layout – eight in First, 42 in Business, and 216 in Economy.
The aircraft can carry up to 15 tonnes of cargo.
Key imports to the country include pharmaceuticals, machinery products, iron/steel rods, and electronics.
Service to Panama City is to be operated through Tocumen International Airport.
Which is both a vibrant metropolis and gateway to tropical destinations, Panama City is also the economic and financial centre of the country with the major industries being international banking, commerce, and tourism.
Panama City has developed an unrivalled transportation and communication network due to its strategic location.
“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,” said Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman, Emirates Airline & Group.