Singapore Airlines to Launch World’s Longest Flight – Singapore-New York – in October

By Paul Riegler on 30 May 2018
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Business-class meal on Singapore

Business-class meal on Singapore

Singapore Airlines said Wednesday it will begin to operate what will be the world’s longest flight starting October 11, Singapore-New York.

The flight from the city-state will cover 9000 nautical miles (16,700 kilometers).

The airline will use Airbus A350-900 Ultra Long Range aircraft for the flight, which will take almost 19 hours from Singapore to Newark Liberty International Airport.   The airline is the launch customer for the aircraft type.

The Singapore-New York route, however, is not new to the airline – it operated the route until 2013 using an all-business class Airbus A340-500 and discontinued it after less than ten years in service because the A340 was unprofitable.

The A350 will be equipped with 67 business-class and 94 premium-economy seats. Singapore’s business-class seats are 28” in width and expand into a 78” bed.

Currently, the world’s longest flight is operated by Qatar Airways from Doha to Auckland, New Zealand.

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