17 Hour Cargo Flights From Miami To Seoul Are Now Operating Regularly

DHL cargo flights operated by Atlas Air are now departing Miami to Seoul on a regular basis, according to the flight tracking website Flightradar24.

The flights are in the air for around 17 hours at a time, which puts them among the longest in the world by operating time. They have been operating every day in recent days.

There does not appear to be a direct return flight to Miami. Instead, planes continue on to either Hong Kong or mainland China, and then return to Miami via Anchorage.

A nonstop flight returning from Seoul to Miami would likely go faster, based on a few recent flights run by Korean Air.

Flights from Seoul to Miami have been operated at least a few times by Korean over the past year, with a flying time of nearly 15 hours.

The longest passenger flight in the world by flying time is New York to Singapore. Flights that depart from New York to Singapore are in the air for over 18 hours, with flight departing from Singapore to New York lasting over 17 hours.

 

Planes flying from Miami to Seoul have both the Southern Air and DHL logos:

(photo: BriYYZ)

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iFlyMIA
6 months ago

And yet there is still no passenger service to East Aisa. Unfortunately, the pandemic caused a setback so it’ll probably be more than a year until we actually see passenger service. My bet would be Japan Airlines (because of OneWorld) with an A350-900 or a 787-9. I do believe once that happens, more East Asian airlines will soon follow.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Won’t happen anytime soon

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

you’re so pessimistic

Anonymous
5 months ago

More like realistic

tigerguy
5 months ago

It will happen but only when travel to asia returns to normal. Starlux Airlines from Taiwan already applied for a direct route to Miami from Taipei. Miami is just so geographically far away from asia that it needs an airbus a350xlr to fly any routes

Anonymous
6 months ago

Since when TNM use photos from LAX?

Conno Sir
6 months ago

Very good observation.

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

MIA is too old and ugly

Anonymous
6 months ago

LAX isn’t? Apart from The Jetsons-esque Theme Building, it makes MIA look like Grand Central Terminal.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Too old? Los Angeles is 240 years old and it currently has piles of trash on every street corner. Miami is about half as old and it’s more refreshing than any city I’ve been to.

Anonymous
5 months ago

He was talking about the airports, not the cities

Anonymous
5 months ago

In that case, both Airports were founded in 1928. One’s a bit more older than the other.

Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

Good, so we could get parts for out hydunai/genesis faster

Fernando
6 months ago

…and Kias, Samsung, LG

Anonymous
6 months ago

Don’t buy Asian Yugos and exploding battery phones, and you don’t have to worry about it.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Miami and its true second wind will happen there is direct air travel to Asia.. Until then

Conno Sir
6 months ago

Meanwhile we’ve lost a lot of Europe nonstop and Royal Air Maroc”s nonstop to Casablanca.
Hopefully, they’ll be back

iFlyMIA
6 months ago

Royal Air Maroc returns next month.

MIA
6 months ago

Royal Air Maroc is back at MIA on April 10th, 2022.

iFlyMIA
6 months ago

Correct. Keep forgetting we’re in April..

Bob
5 months ago

Only two European airlines have been lost, EuroWings and Norwegian, the latter which ended long haul operations. That’s it. Everything else still operates. Miami will have more service to Europe this coming winter than ever in its history.

The Colonel
6 months ago

17 hours stuck on a plane just to trade kentucky for korean fried chicken, no thanks

iFlyMIA
6 months ago

It’s 14hrs nonstop. Not 17hrs.

No roads, no rail, no future
5 months ago

Trading a city with virtually no public transport to one where they built, litetarlly true stat, nearly 100 MILES of UNDERGROUND heavy rail for every 1 mile MIAMI has built since 1986, and where they tore down the elevated highway going right through downtown to build a wonderful river park… trade that for, pedestals? yes thanks. I’ll trade for a city whose commissioners have actual forward vision.