SIA to launch world's longest commercial flights on Oct 11

SIA to launch world's longest commercial flights on Oct 11

Airlines (SIA) will launch the world's longest commercial flight on Oct 11, as it recommences non-stop services between Singapore and NY using the ultra long range (ULR) version of the Airbus A350-900.

Singapore Airlines will launch the world's longest non-stop flight route in October with a plane that offers no economy class seating.

Flights will cover a distance of approximately 9,000nm (16,700km), and travelling time will be up to 18hrs 45min.

The aircraft will be configured in a two-class layout, with 67 business class seats and 94 in premium economy class. So it should be no surprise that, this week, the question as to what is the world's longest flight has pinged on the radar for the third time in just over a year.

Lim Ching Kiat, Changi Airport Group's (CAG) managing director, (air hub development), said: "With the advent of ultra long range aircraft, non-stop long-haul routes are now more efficient and viable". It also plans to introduce non-stop flights from Singapore to Los Angeles with the A350-900ULR at a later date.

Quatar's Doha to Auckland, New Zealand flight is 9,032 miles and lasts 17 hours 40 minutes.

A Singapore Airlines A340-500 previously used on the SIN-EWR route.

Tesla Model 3 gets Consumer Reports recommendation after braking fix
A man cleans a Tesla Model 3 vehicle during a media preview at the Auto China 2018 motor show in Beijing, China April 25, 2018. Due to the updated performance improvement, the product review magazine is now officially recommending the Model 3.

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

High fuel costs contributed to the demise of the service.

Singapore Airlines now has 21 A350-900s in its fleet, with 46 more on order including seven of the ULR variant.

"Singapore Airlines has always taken pride in pushing the boundaries to provide the best possible travel convenience for our customers", said Singapore Airlines' CEO, Goh Choon Phong.

Passengers will fly non-stop between NY and Singapore, covering a distance of around 9,500 miles. The aircraft was specifically designed for fuel efficiency and is capable of flying 11,160 miles. It will receive the first of the aircraft in September, with the remainder be delivered by the end of this year.

Singapore Airlines A350-900 coming in to land. It has since flown to New York's JFK Airport via Frankfurt.

Related News:



Most liked

Trump Just Amped Up His Attacks on His Own Attorney General
Trump, in his attack on the democratic norms that keep our criminal-justice system free from political taint, surely has no peer. Ironically, Sessions also is the one Republican whose credibility can not readily be called into question by Trump's base.

Zinedine Zidane leaves Real Madrid five days after winning third Champions League
Zidane took the decision after meeting with Real president, Florentino Perez , earlier in the day at the training ground. Zidane plunged his Real Madrid future into doubt this morning by calling a shock press conference for 12pm [BST].

Pakistan fined for slow over-rate during Lords Test
England's batting woes continue to haunt them against Pakistan and now their opening partnership is under the scanner. England resumed with apparent reason for a minor spring in their step thanks to Buttler and Bess.

Say cheese! Photos show Lavrov & Kim Jong-un shaking hands in Pyongyang
Trump, the official said , "can make a fly or no-fly decision anytime he wants", referring to the possible Singapore summit. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met top North Korean official Kim Yong Chol for dinner in Manhattan, New York.

President Trump suggests he is owed an apology from ABC
Whoopi Goldberg also had a strong message for Barr on Wednesday, after the disgraced actress retweeted a doctored photo of her. She responded: "Please leave me alone, thanks". "The president is pointing to the hypocrisy in the media", she said.

Ukraine faked journalist's assassination to catch hitmen
He stood in unofficial elections organised by the opposition in 2012 and denounced Russia's actions in Syria and eastern Ukraine . Babchenko's wife, he wrote , had called to say that the journalist had been shot in their home and was taken to the hospital.

Trump accuses Mueller of 'meddling' in mid-term elections
It's a sign that that aspect of the Mueller investigation may be drawing to a close. At the time , he was the first Trump cabinet official known to be interviewed.

Fallout 76 announced by Bethesda, full reveal coming at E3
The livestream, which first went live on Twitch on May 29, had been going for just under a full day before the trailer . Now things may change as more details are revealed, and this could still result in something brilliant.

Top N Korea official lands in NY for talks with Pompeo
Pictures showed them shaking hands and embracing on the North Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone separating the two nations. A key issue remains what exactly Trump and Kim could agree to during the summit, still scheduled for June 12.

Federal government will purchase Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5B
He promised that this project could not go through unless it was done through a vigorous review, which he broke'. The pipeline would see bitumen from Alberta shipped to the Westridge marine terminal in Burnaby, B.C.

Trump, Abe say it is imperative to dismantle N Korean weapons
The leaders also agreed to hold talks regarding reunions for families separated by the Korean War, The Korea Times reported. The US and North Korea are seeking common ground on the steps it would take for Kim Jong Un to give up his nuclear weapons.

Jose Mourinho watches Austria vs Russian Federation amid £50million Marko Arnautovic rumours
Neither player will appear at the World Cup this summer and it's thought that sped up the process of sealing their transfers.

The mother of all thunderstorms: London illuminated by 'intense' lightning
The system has now been restored but the airport says flights may still be subject to delays or cancellation. Others remarked that they had "never seen a storm quite like this" and said the flashes were "stunning".

‘Deadliest Catch’ Star Blake Painter Dies at 38
" Deadliest Catch " star Blake Painter was found dead in his Astoria, Oreg. home May 25. They also found prescription pills, but it's unclear if they were a factor.

Euro near multi-month low as Italian crisis deepens
Volume on USA exchanges was 7.58 billion shares, compared to the 6.58 billion average over the last 20 trading days. In Asia, the focus was also on the on-again, off-again US-North Korean summit and the US-China trade relationship.