Mark your calendars – Singapore Airlines Ltd. has set the date for the restart of his nonstop flight to New York.
The longest flight in the world begins on October 11, the airline announced on Wednesday. Singapore Air will deploy Airbus SE's A350-900 Ultra Long Range aircraft for its 19-hour flight from Singapore to Newark Liberty International Airport in New York
Revival of the route operated by the Singapore Flag Carrier More than four years ago, the airline will help fill a gap in its US network from competitors such as Qantas Airways Ltd. and Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. have benefited. The new service from Singapore Air will overtake the route of Qatar Airways Doha-Auckland as the longest in the world – will initially offer three flights in the first week, increased daily from October 18.
The airline will have 67 Business Class and 94 Premium Economy seats on the flight in New York. Singapore Air discarded daily flights of all business-class flights from the city-state to Los Angeles and Newark, New Jersey in in 2013 because the four-aircraft routes were unprofitable, analysts said.
The airline has ordered seven of the more fuel-efficient twin-engine A350-900ULRs. The first aircraft will be delivered in September and the rest will be delivered by the end of this year. The aircraft are also used for direct flights to Los Angeles, more details will be announced later, said Singapore Air.