Singapore Airlines to launch the world's longest commercial flight...
Singapore Airlines to launch the world’s longest commercial flight…
Singapore direct, non-stop to New York!
In October 2018, Singapore Airlines will begin non-stop services between Singapore and New York using the new Airbus A350-900ULR.
Flights are to be launched on 11 October 2018 to Newark International Airport. The route will initially be served three times a week, departing Singapore on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Daily operations will commence from 18 October after an additional A350-900ULR aircraft enters service.
Singapore Airlines have seven of the new aircraft, A350-900ULR, on firm order with Airbus. The aircraft will be configured in a two-class layout, with 67 Business Class seats and 94 Premium economy Class seats.
Flights will cover a distance of approximately 16,700km and travelling time will be up to 18 hours 45 minutes.
The A350-900ULR will offer customers a more comfortable travelling experience with features such as higher ceilings, larger windows, an extra wide body and lighting designer to reduce jetlag. Its carbon composite airframe also allows for improved air quality due to a more optimised cabin altitude and humidity levels.
Singapore Airlines currently serves new York JFK, daily via Frankfurt. Other US destinations include Houston (five times weekly via Manchester), Los Angeles (daily via Seoul and daily via Tokyo), and San Francisco (daily non-stop from Singapore as well as daily via Hong Kong).
Non-stop Singapore-Los Angeles flights are also planned with the A350-900ULR, details of which will be announced at a later date.