Singapore Airlines to launch world's longest commercial flight

Singapore Airlines announces world's longest flight route

Singapore will fly the new non-stop Newark route three times in the first week of service, then increase it to daily frequencies on October 18 following the delivery of a second aircraft.

Singapore Airlines is the latest to enter the fray with a 9,535-mile flight from Singapore to NY.

SIA will launch the longest commercial flight between Singapore and NY from October 11.

Singapore Airlines confirmed on Wednesday that it will resume operations of its record-breaking 18-hour-and-45-minute flight later this year. SIA served the Singapore-Newark route until 2013, when services were suspended after the aircraft used at the time, Airbus A340-500s, were returned to Airbus.

Since Singapore Airlines will be launching the flight with the new A350-9000 ULR which is a new aircraft.

"The flights will offer our customers the fastest way to travel between the two cities - in great comfort".

The airline hasn't yet announced what fares for the new route will cost.

The Singapore to Newark flight marks the return of a popular route for Singapore Airlines.

The airline will have 67 business class and 94 premium economy seats on the NY flight. The airline is the launch customer for the new aircraft and will take delivery of its first A350-900ULR in September. This advanced aircraft includes higher ceilings, larger windows, an extra wide body and lighting created to minimise jetlag.

Since then, new fuel-efficient aircraft such as the A350 and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner have seen an increase in the number of ultra-long-haul routes airlines are flying.

Its carbon composite airframe also allows for improved air quality due to a more optimised cabin altitude and humidity levels, according to Singapore Airlines. Of those, seven will be the new ULR variant.

It also serves New York's JFK airport, and Houston in Texas - although both these connections now involve a pause, in Frankfurt and Manchester respectively. Currently, United Airlines is the only other airline to serve Singapore non-stop from the US, which it does from its Los Angeles and San Francisco hubs.

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