Eurocontrol defines short-haul routes as shorter than 1,500 km (810 nmi), medium-haul between 1,500 and 4,000 km (810 and 2,160 nmi) and long-haul routes as longer than 4,000 km (2,200 nmi).
Association of European Airlines defines Long-haul as flights to Americas, sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Australasia and medium haul as flights to north Africa and Middle East.
Lufthansa defines its fleet as long-haul for
wide-body aircraft, medium-haul for
narrow-body aircraft like the
B737 families, and short-haul for
regional jets like the
Embraer E-Jets or the
Virgin Australia defines domestic flights as within Australia, Short Haul to South East Asia/Pacific and Long Haul to Abu Dhabi or Los Angeles.
Air Berlin defines Short and medium-haul as flights to Europe/northern Africa and Long-haul to the rest of the world.
Thomson Airways defines the
Boeing 737 as a short and mid-haul airliner while the
Boeing 767 and
B787 as long haul.
Air France defines short haul as domestic, medium haul as within Europe/North Africa and long haul as the rest of the world.
Thomas Cook Airlines defines a short-haul flight as taking less than three hours to complete.
 A short-haul flight for
Cathay Pacific may be a flight between Hong Kong and
Taipei or Manila.
Etihad, a short-haul might include a flight from the UAE to India.
Air Passenger Duty is levied on all flights by the UK Treasury according by distance bands of 3,200 kilometres (2,000 mi).
Loganair Westray to Papa Westray route is the shortest commercial flight in the world over 2.8 km (1.7 mi) in two minutes scheduled flight time including taxiing.
Medium-haul airliners are constitued by the
Airbus A320 family and the
A long-haul flight is typically made with a
wide-body aircraft such as the
The ultra long-haul flights are done with long-range airliners such as the Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 787-9, Airbus A340-500, Airbus A350-900, or the Airbus A380-800. The Longest is the
Qatar Airways flight between Auckland and Doha, covering 14,535 km (7,848 nmi) with a Boeing 777-200LR.
 The longest ever was
Singapore Airlines Flight 21 from Newark to Singapore, covering 15,343 km (8,285 nmi) in 18.5 hours using an Airbus A340-500.