United Airlines to Launch Non-Stop San Francisco-Singapore Service
Flight to be Longest by a U.S. Airline
The new daily flight will launch June 1, 2016 and will be operated using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The route will also be the longest flown by a Dreamliner and the only non-stop service linking the United States and Singapore.
Flight UA1 will depart San Francisco International Airport at 11:25 p.m. local time and arrive in Singapore at 6:45 a.m. two days later. The return flight will depart Singapore’s Changi Airport at 8:45 a.m. and arrive at 9:15 a.m. in San Francisco the same day.
Approximate flying time will be 15 hours, 30 minutes eastbound and 16 hours, 20 minutes westbound.
United’s Dreamliners are equipped with 48 lie-flat seats in business class, 88 seats in economy plus, and 116 seats in economy. Business-class seats are 22” wide, and have a bed length of 78”.
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