Emirates is planning 20-hour ultra long-haul flights.

Emirates Airline president Tim Clark is in talks with Boeing to develop aircraft that will allow it to fly ultra long-haul flights of up to 20 hours.

Emirates is aiming to double its global route network to nearly 270 destinations.

The state-owned carrier currently operates 200 wide-body Airbus and Boeing aircraft and has orders for an additional 194 aircraft, worth more than $71bn.

To achieve his goal of nearly 270 locations, the report said Clark was in talks with US manufacturer Boeing on a new model of the 777, the 777X, which would allow it to fly ultra long 20-hour flights.

In an interview with New Zealand Herald, Clark said Sydney to Rome was on the horizon if the US manufacturer could develop an aircraft that was comfortable enough for passengers to sustain such a single journey.

Source:  Arabian Business

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