Sunday, November 29, 2020
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🦠 Airliner might run out of gas in mid air due to coronavirus redirection dubbing it world’s longest domestic flight

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Because of COVID-19 restrictions, Air Tahiti Nui is operating Papeete to Paris non-stop – at 15,715 km, it has now become the world’s longest domestic flight, Your Content can exclusively report.

The Boing 787-9 Dreamliner departed from Papeete Tahiti Faa’a Intl’ Airport at 3:10 a.m. Sunday. The tiny airport serves 8 countries and travels to 36 airports with it’s busiest route being Bora Bora, according to the airport’s website.

The jetliner is expected to arrive at Paris-Charles De Gaulle Intl’ Airport — located nearly 16,000 kilometers away from it’s origin — tomorrow at around 6 a.m.

Jetliner risks running out of gas midair due to coronavirus, heading to Paris » Your Content
Photographed is Papeete Tahiti Faa’a International Airport, also known as Tahiti International Airport, the international airport of French Polynesia, located in the commune of Faa’ā, on the island of Tahiti. 📸: JetPhotos for Your Content Illustration

‘That is the longest domestic flight in history and I hope they make it there safely,’ said an individual employed by the Federal Aviation Administration. ‘It’s unheard of to have a flight pass through the entire United States and then try to make it to Paris without refueling.’

‘It’s unheard of to have a flight pass through the entire United States and then try to make it to Paris without refueling.’

Source | Federal Aviation Administration
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Air Tahiti is a French airline company which operates in French Polynesia, France. Its principal base is Faa’a International Airport.

The previous record holder was a flight to Singapore from Newark International Airport sometime in 2018 with a recorded distance of 15,344 km.

Jetliner risks running out of gas midair due to coronavirus, heading to Paris » Your Content
Papeete Tahiti Faa’a Intl’ Airport serves both domestic and international flights. Air Tahiti has daily flights to most other islands in French Polynesia and one international service to the Cook Islands. There are intercontinental flights to Chile, Metropolitan France, Japan, New Zealand and the United States. The airport is on Tahiti, which is an island among the Windward Islands, the eastern part of the Society Islands. Because of limited level terrain, rather than leveling large stretches of sloping agricultural land, the airport is built primarily on reclaimed land on the coral reef just offshore. 📸: JetPhotos for Your Content Illustration

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