Air New Zealand has started its new service between Auckland and Chicago on Friday. With a flight time of approximately 15 hours northbound and just over 16 hours southbound, the new connection is Air New Zealand’s longest flight.
The inaugural @FlyAirNZ flight from Auckland (AKL) to Chicago (ORD) departed from AKL a few minutes ago
— International Flight Network (@FlightIntl) November 30, 2018
The Auckland-Houston route has previously been the airline’s longest flight with a flight time of approximately 13.5 hours. The new route to Chicago is ranked in the top 20 longest flights in the world. Singapore Airlines has recently restarted the world’s longest flight from Singapore to New York Newark (EWR).
Nick Wenzel founded International Flight Network in 2016. He is the Social Media Manager and an Editor for IFN.news.