Singapore Airlines will once again make Singapore to New York the world's longest nonstop route with the resumption of the service in 2018.

“Our customers 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.

The 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.

At 9,500 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.

Singapore 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.

The Southeast Asian carrier still operates one-stop flights to Singapore from New York, Los Angeles, Houston and San Francisco.

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