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Boeing sets flight record

LONDON: A Boeing Co. jet arrived in London from Hong Kong on Thursday after 22 hours and 43 minutes in the air, breaking the record for the longest non-stop flight by a commercial jet.

The 777-200LR Worldliner — one of Boeing's newest planes — touched down shortly after 1 p.m. (1300 GMT) at London's Heathrow Airport after a journey of more than 18,662 km.

A representative of Guinness World Records presented Boeing's Lars Andersen with a certificate confirming it was for the longest non-stop commercial flight. Captain Suzanna Darcy-Hennemann, was at the controls when the plane left Hong Kong, said the trip east across the Pacific had been bumpy.

The previous record was set when a Boeing 747-400 flew 17,039 km from London to Sydney in 1989. — AP

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