The world’s longest narrow-body routes by aircraft type

More and more airlines have opted for long-haul narrow-body flights. It is seen on my recent JetBlue A321LR flight across the Atlantic. The Airbus A321neo, including LR and Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, is already widely used for long-haul narrow-body flights.

Long-haul narrow-body flights generally have lower costs per trip than wide-body aircraft. They are easier to fill in low season and can operate from secondary or tertiary cities 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 ordered by “great circle” distance.

Airbus A220-300

Route: Riga-Dubai, flight BT791

Airline: airBaltic

Flight range: 4,320 km (2,333 nmi)

Flight time: 6 hours, 25 minutes

Airbus A319

Route: Khabarovsk-Yekaterinburg, flight U6174

Airline: Ural Airlines

Flight range: 4,862 km (2,625 nmi)

Flight time: 7 hours, 05 minutes

Airbus A320neo

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

Airline: Ural Airlines, S7 Airlines

Flight range: 5,620 km (3,035 nmi)

Flight time: 7 hours, 20 minutes

Airbus A321neo

Route: Belém-Lisbon, Flight TP47

Airline: TAP Air Portugal

Flight range: 5,996 km (3,237 nmi)

Flight time: 7 hours, 50 minutes

Boeing 737NG (737-800)

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

Airline: Copa Airlines

Flight range: 5,286 km (2,854 nmi)

Flight time: 7 hours, 15 minutes

Boeing 737MAX

Route: Keflavik-Seattle, flight FI681

Airline: Icelandair

Flight range: 5,829 km (3,147 nmi)

Flight time: 7 hours, 50 minutes

Boeing 757-200

Route: Denver-Keflavik, flight FI670

Airline: Icelandair

Flight range: 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 range: 4,113 km (2,221 nmi)

Flight time: 5 hours, 45 minutes

The Airbus A321neo performs the longest non-stop narrow-body long-haul flight. The addition of the Airbus A321XLR will further boost long-haul narrow-body flight operations in the near future.

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


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