Air New Zealand plans to start direct flights to New York in September. Photo: AP
Air New Zealand plans to start direct flights to New York in September. Photo: AP
New Zealand

Air New Zealand’s 17-hour flights from New York, among longest in the world

  • The route was supposed to start in 2020, then the pandemic hit and New Zealand imposed some of the world’s toughest border restrictions
  • Singapore Airlines currently offers the world’s longest regular direct flights – to New York – about 15,300km and taking 18 hours and 40 minutes

Air New Zealand plans to start direct flights to New York in September. Photo: AP
Air New Zealand plans to start direct flights to New York in September. Photo: AP
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