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

Singapore Airlines announces dates of the world's longest flight

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.

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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.

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