Qatar Airways has just completed the worlds longest commercial flight having landed in Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday morning from its base at Doha. The flight time was 16 hours 23 minutes. The aircraft had 4 pilots onboard to cover breaks and crossed 10 time zones on the 9032 NM journey. The flight was operated by a Qatar B777-200LR.

The airline have said the flight was long enough to watch the complete Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit trilogy. The aircraft was met in Auckland with the traditional water cannon showering. This flight has overtaken Emirates flight from Dubai to Auckland which is just 200NM shorter.