Singapore Airlines to Add San Francisco Non-Stop as Part of U.S. Expansion
Singapore Airlines announced plans to expand, starting later this year, the number of flights it offers to the United States.
The airline plans to add a non-stop flight from San Francisco to Singapore and will add a second daily service from Los Angeles. The additional daily non-stop San Francisco service will launch October 23, 2016 using Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The flight, approximately 8,451 miles (13,600 kilometers), will be the longest offered by the airline, with flight times varying from 14 hours 35 minutes to 17 hours 45 minutes depending on direction of flight and time of year.
The island city-state’s flag carrier currently operates twice daily service from San Francisco, with one flight via Hong Kong and the other via Seoul. When the non-stop San Francisco-Singapore flight starts in October, the San Francisco-Seoul-Singapore service will be rerouted to operate as a Los Angeles-Seoul-Singapore flight. Singapore currently flies a Los Angeles-Tokyo-Singapore service as well and that will remain in operation.
The airline also announced it was suspending its flights to São Paulo, Brazil, citing the “sustained weak performance” of the route.
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