The new coronavirus travel limitations had a sudden byproduct, prompting a new record for the world’s longest trip in terms of distance traveled.
As per CNN and The Points Guy, Air Tahiti Nui, a small long-haul carrier situated in French Polynesia, is the most up to date titled holder because of a one-off nonstop flight from Papeete to Paris on Sunday. The flight extended 9,775 miles.
The outlets report the Air Tahiti Nui flight usually stops in Los Angeles in the two directions to refuel and get travelers, yet picked to skip the stop because of the United States’ recently declared travel limitations.
“This flight was operated on an exceptional basis and within the constraints imposed by the American authorities in the face of the Covid-19 epidemic,” the airline stated to CNN.
USA TODAY has connected with Air Tahiti Nui for comment.
Flight TN64 took off Sunday at 2:56 a.m. local time from Fa’a’ā International Airport in Tahiti and arrived in Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport at 5:48 a.m. the next day, as indicated by flight-tracking site FlightAware. The complete travel time was 15 hours and 52 minutes.
The past titleholder was Singapore Airlines when it relaunched its nonstop service between Singapore and Newark Liberty International Airport close to New York City in October 2018.
At that point, the airplane and its 161 travelers finished the 9,535-mile course about an hour quicker than its 18-hour, 30-minute scheduled time. So even though that course despite everything takes longer regarding hours, it travels a shorter distance in miles.
Singapore’s Singapore-Newark course previously dislodged Qatar Airways’ Doha, Qatar-Auckland, New Zealand, course as the longest in the world as measured by distance.
Due to the coronavirus, all foreign nationals from China, Iran, and certain European nations have been banned from entering the United States.
The European nations incorporate Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
President Donald Trump later included the United Kingdom and Ireland to this list.
U.S. residents are permitted to get back yet should fly into 13 designated airports and undergo “enhanced entry screening.”
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