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Singapore Airlines Schedules World’s Longest Flight

Published: 31/05/2018 - Filed under: Home » News » Home » Information »

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Singapore Airlines plans to take back the world’s longest flight.  This fall, on October 11, 2018 the airline will utilize the new Airbus A350-900ULR.  The route departing Singapore’s Changi Airport to Newark’s Liberty International Airport will cover 9,000nm and take up to 18 hours and 45 minutes.

Singapore Airlines Schedules World’s Longest Flight

“Singapore Airlines has always taken pride in pushing the boundaries to provide the best possible travel convenience for our customers, and we are pleased to be leading the way with these new non-stop flights using the latest-technology, ultra-long-range Airbus A350-900ULR,” said Singapore Airlines’ CEO, Mr Goh Choon Phong.

“The flights will offer our customers the fastest way to travel between the two cities – in great comfort, together with Singapore Airlines’ legendary service - and will help boost connectivity to and through the Singapore hub.”

Singapore Airlines Schedules World’s Longest Flight

The airline is offering 2 classes of service on this flight with 67 Business Class seats and 94 Premium Economy Class seats on the A350-900 ULR.  Singapore Air is the launch customer for this aircraft and has an additional 7 on firm order with Airbus. 

Singapore Airlines Schedules World’s Longest Flight

The flight will initially operate three times a week departing Singapore on Monday,Thursday, and Saturday beginning October 11, 2018.  The airline will begin daily departures on October 18 after the A350-900 ULR aircraft enters service.

by Elizabeth Atkinson

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