Dubai airline Emirates will begin commercial services to Panama City from Feb. 1 next year, it said on Thursday, adding that the route would be the world’s longest non-stop commercial flight.
The flight to Panama on a Boeing 777-200 LR jet with a three-class layout will be Emirates’ first entry into Central America, with a flight time of 17 hours and 35 minutes, the airline said.
The aircraft can carry up to 15 tonnes of cargo. Key imports to the country include pharmaceuticals, machinery products, iron/steel rods, and electronics. Service to Panama City will operate through Tocumen International Airport (PTY).