Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be launching the world’s longest non-stop commercial flight in October this year between Singapore and Newark, New Jersey. The journey will be around 19 hours and will cover a distance of approximately 16,700 kilometres.
Currently, the world’s longest flight is by Qatar Airways and is from Doha, Qatar to Aukland, Australia.
Singapore Airlines used to fly this route earlier as well via Frankfurt and now they will be flying the route directly.
Since Singapore Airlines will be launching the flight with the new A350-9000 ULR which is a new aircraft. SIA is the first one to receive the order of these aircraft. The aircraft will have 67 Business Class and 94 Premium Economy Class seats.
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“Singapore Airlines has always taken pride in pushing the boundaries to provide the best possible travel convenience for our customers, and we are pleased to be leading the way with these new non-stop flights using the latest-technology, ultra-long-range Airbus A350-900ULR,” said Singapore Airlines’ CEO, Mr Goh Choon Phong.
“The flights will offer our customers the fastest way to travel between the two cities – in great comfort, together with Singapore Airlines’ legendary service – and will help boost connectivity to and through the Singapore hub.”
The new aircraft will provide the customers with various amenities including higher ceilings, larger windows, improved lighting and improved air quality.
Uninterrupted flights are also in the pipeline and for Los Angeles from Singapore with A350-900ULR aircraft.