The world’s longest flight is over – but a new plane could soon set records

Boeing 777X

The top three longest flights in the world are no longer available. TAI’s 8,676 mile-New York to Bangkok flight stopped five years ago. Singapore Airline’s LA to Singapore 8,770-mile slog ended a month ago (it now goes via Tokyo). And the same airline’s last Newark to Singapore 9,535-mile journey flew for the last time last night. The world’s longest direct flight is now the … [Read more...]

Ryanair launches routes to Prague, Bucharest and ten more cities from Stansted

Ryanair plane

Passengers will be able to fly to 12 new routes from Stansted with Ryanair from April. The new routes take in Basel, Bordeaux, Brive, Bucharest, Comiso, Dortmund, Lisbon, Osijek, Podgorica, Prague, Rabat and Skelleftea. The airline says that the new routes, combined with more flights on an extra 17 routes, will bring 1,300 jobs to Stansted and move 1.3m … [Read more...]