Emirates postpones launch of 'world's longest' flight

Emirates Airline has postponed the launch of its new non-stop service between Dubai and Panama. The flight was due to begin on March 31, but has now been pushed back to later this year or early next year. The Dubai-based carrier is citing operational factors for the delay. At 17 hours and 35 minutes, the route to Panama City is claimed to be the longest direct flight in the world.

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