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The Middle East meets Central America through what will be the longest flight in the world
Panama will be the first country in Central America with direct flights from Dubai after Emirates, the Dubai-based airline owned by the Emirates Group, begins operating service to Tocumen International Airport, February 1, 2016. The westward-bound, 17 hour and 35 minute journey will be the longest non-stop flight in the world and will turn Panama into the first point of connection for Emirate travelers arriving in the region.
The daily service to Panama City will utilize Boeing 777-200LR aircraft capable of carrying up to 15 tons of cargo.
“The City of Panama will be the first destination in Central America for our passengers traveling from or through our global hub in Dubai,” said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline & Group.
Eduardo Fonseca Ward, Consul General of the Republic of Panama in Dubai, explained that, with “this new flight, Panama City will connect Latin America to the Middle East, Asia and Africa.”
Tickets for the first trip from Dubai to Panama are already available for purchase.