Airlines will once again make Singapore to New York the world's longest nonstop
route with the resumption of the service in 2018.
have been asking us to restart nonstop Singapore-U.S. flights, and we are
pleased that Airbus was able to offer the right aircraft to do so in a commercially
viable manner,” Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong said in a statement.
announcement comes on the heels of an agreement between Singapore and Airbus
for the carrier to purchase 11 Airbus A350-900ULRs, which will have a range of
up to 10,000 miles.
miles, the 19-hour flight from Singapore's Changi Airport to New York is nearly
1,000 miles further than Dubai to Panama City, which will temporarily become
the world's longest regularly scheduled direct route when Emirates launches the
service in February. The longest existing regularly scheduled plane service is
Qantas' 8,578-mile flight from Dallas to Sydney, which takes 17 hours.
Airlines also plans to resume its Changi-Los Angeles flight in 2018. At more
than 8,700 miles, it would be the second-longest direct route in the world. The
carrier ended nonstop flights to Los Angeles and Newark in 2013 when it retired the Airbus A340-500s it used for the routes. The
A350s will offer better economics than than the A340s, according Singapore
Airlines and Airbus.
Asian carrier still operates one-stop flights to Singapore from New York, Los Angeles,
Houston and San Francisco.