Longest narrow-body roads in the world by aircraft type

More and more airlines have switched to long-haul narrow-body flights. This is evident on my recent JetBlue A321LR flight across the Atlantic. The Airbus A321neo, including LR and Boeing 737 MAX planes, is already widely used for long-range narrow-body flights.

Long-haul narrow-body flights generally have lower costs per trip than wide-body aircraft. They are easier to fill in the low season and can operate from secondary or tertiary towns where demand is limited.

In this article, we share the longest non-stop flights in the world operated by narrow-body aircraft from Airbus and Boeing.

* Note that all routes are classified by “great circle” distance.

Airbus A220-300

Route: Riga-Dubai, flight BT791

Airline: airBaltic

Flight distance: 4,320 km (2,333 NMI)

Flight time: 6 hours, 25 minutes

Airbus A319

Route: Khabarovsk-Yekaterinburg, flight U6174

Airline: Ural Airlines

Flight distance: 4,862 km (2,625 NMI)

Flight time: 7 hours, 05 minutes

Airbus A320neo

Route: Moscow Domodedovo-Blagoveshchensk, flight U6349 and flight S73061

Airline: Ural Airlines, S7 Airlines

Flight distance: 5,620 km (3,035 NMI)

Flight time: 7 hours, 20 minutes

Airbus A321neo

Route: Belem-Lisbon, Flight TP47

Airline: TAP Air Portugal

Flight distance: 5,996 km (3,237 NMI)

Flight time: 7 hours, 50 minutes

Boeing 737 NG (737-800)

Itinerary: Panama City-Rio de Janeiro Galeao, flight CM218

Airline: Copa Airlines

Flight distance: 5,286 km (2,854 NMI)

Flight time: 7 hours, 15 minutes

Boeing 737 MAX

Itinerary: Keflavik-Seattle, flight FI681

Airline: Icelandair

Flight distance: 5,829 km (3,147 NMI)

Flight time: 7 hours, 50 minutes

Boeing 757-200

Route: Denver-Keflavik, flight FI670

Airline: Icelandair

Flight distance: 5,742 km (3,100 NMI)

Flight time: 7 hours, 15 minutes

Boeing 757-300

Route: Los Angeles-Honolulu

Airline: Delta Airlines flight DL303, United Airlines flight UA1224

Flight distance: 4,113 km (2,221 NMI)

Flight time: 5 hours, 45 minutes

The Airbus A321neo operates the longest nonstop narrow-body long-haul flight. The addition of the Airbus A321XLR will further boost the operation of long-haul narrow-body flights in the near future.

Have you ever taken any of the flights mentioned above? What was your longest narrow-body flight? Let us know in the comments below.


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