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Ireland New route from Dublin Airport would be one of longest direct flights in world

18:05  19 october  2019
18:05  19 october  2019 Source:   dublinlive.ie

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© Google Maps Dublin Airport terminal 2. Ireland is in talks with Japanese officials about a direct flight from Dublin Airport to Japan. Transport Minister Shane Ross, who attended Ireland's Rugby World Cup loss to New Zealand on Saturday, met with Japanese Minsiter Kazuyoshi Akaba to

Over time, different airline companies have established a number of ultra- long haul non-stop flights . This article covers the longest flights among them.

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Ireland is in talks with Japanese officials about a direct flight from Dublin Airport to Japan.

The whopper flight, which would be almost 10,000km, could become a reality in the "medium future" as officials met this week to discuss.

Transport Minister Shane Ross, who attended Ireland's Rugby World Cup loss to New Zealand on Saturday, met with Japanese Minsiter Kazuyoshi Akaba to discuss the plan on Friday.

A post from the Irish Embassy read: "In Tokyo, Ireland & Japan Transport Ministers Ross and Akaba oversee senior signing of bilateral, facilitative document pointing to direct, Japan/ Ireland air services in medium term."

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Dublin Airport has non-stop passenger flights scheduled to 177 destinations in 45 countries. At present, there are 2 domestic flights from Dublin . The longest flight from Dublin DUB is a 6,109 mile (9,831 km) non-stop route to Hong Kong HKG. This direct flight takes around 11 hours and 50

Select Airport . Airports and route maps. Flights are departing from one of its 2 terminals (Terminal 1 and 2). The most frequently departed route is the route to The route with the longest flighttime from Dublin (DUB) is to Hong Kong (HKG) and takes about 12h 5min with a Airbus A350-900.

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The ambitious route would be by far the longest direct flight in operation from Dublin.

Currently the farthest location you can get to direct is the 8,300km to Los Angeles with Aer Lingus.

On Friday, Australian Airline Qantas test ran the longest direct flight in the world.

Project Sunrise, which aims to connect Sydney to London and New York directly, operated a flight with 40 crew on board.

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Dublin Airport (DUB), or in Irish, Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath , is the international airport serving the capital (and many other cities) of Ireland. I would like to visit Dublin in between flights . Anyone using the Bus Eireann services to get from Dublin Airport to the provinces would be well advised to

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The flight took off from JFK on Friday night and will take 20 hours to land in Sydney.

The 15-hour time-difference will mean it will land in Australia on Sunday morning.

The team will be assessing the effects the 10,000km flight will have on people such has possible behaviour changes, how much they eat, and how much they sleep.

It's not expected to run the route commercially until 2022.

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