Today, the world's longest flights are dominated by wide-body aircraft such as the Airbus A350-900, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 787-9, and Airbus A350-900ULR. When we would check the list of the world's top 30 longest flights today, all those listed utilize wide-body aircraft, you will not see a single one using narrow-bodies. So this made us wonder, what are the world's longest flights today utilizing narrow-body aircraft?
Usually, narrow-body aircraft such as the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 are utilized for short flights, usually those that can be flown within 4 hours. Today, their long range derivatives are coming of age and these allow airlines to serve medium to even long-haul flights using narrow-body aircraft such as the Airbus A321NEO LR.
While Iceland Air holds the record for having the world's longest flight utilizing a narrow-body which is a Boeing 757-200, Philippine Airlines holds the record for the longest Airbus A320 family flight which is the A321NEO LR in the world as of this time of writing.
It is indeed hard to find a list of the world's longest flights utilizing narrow-body or single-aisle aircraft based on distance flown but you would be able to see them based on the type of aircraft.
We now compile a list of the world's longest flights operated by single-aisle aircraft based on the aircraft type. Here is the list of the top 10.
We decided to include the Boeing 737 MAX flights in the list even if the aircraft is still grounded.
We hope to be able to get more info on the world's longest flights operated by narrow-body jets based on distance flown as this is based on aircraft type.
This list is bound to change also when the Airbus A321XLR begins to fly as Philippine-based low-cost airline Cebu Pacific is bound to use them from Cebu to Australia, and other airlines are also bound to use them for longer distance flights which would eliminate the need for stopovers.