(CNN) — Love to travel but dread delays and stopovers on long-haul flights? There's possibly exciting news for you. Emirates has launched the world's longest nonstop commercial flight by distance between Dubai and New Zealand.
An Airbus 380, the world's largest passenger plane, left Dubai and touched down in Auckland on March 2, 2016, after traversing 14,200 kilometers (about 8,820 miles).
"Emirates will be using flexible routes, which can vary by day, taking advantage of tail winds and avoiding head winds to reduce the time in the air," it said.
Scheduled daily, the new flight shaves three hours from Emirates' existing services that include a stopover in Australia.
A double-decker A380 was used to celebrate the debut but the Boeing 777-200LR will fly the route regularly.
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To help you get through those uninterrupted, layover-free hours, Emirates assures that "gourmet meals and fine wines" will be on offer, along with "more than 2,000 channels of entertainment and information" on individual screens.
However, Emirates has delayed the planned service until late March, pending codeshare approvals from Latin America.