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Zika clips wings of world's longest flight

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

New direct Emirates Airline flights starting next month between Dubai and Panama will boost trade, officials predicted Thursday — but the spread of the Zika virus through Latin America could deal a blow to passenger numbers.

Panama’s foreign ministry said the service — which will be the world’s longest nonstop flight at 17 and a half hours — will “strengthen” commercial and cultural ties between the Middle East and Central America.

Source: TRweekly