Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) new direct flight launching on October 11th from Singapore to New York (18 HRS 45 MINS) will be the longest commercial flight in the world.
Singapore Airlines (SIA) is all set to make flying to the US hassle-free with the introduction of direct services and increased frequency. Passengers can now avail direct flights from
Singapore to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York, cutting down on travel time and enjoying more connecting options. Among the additions, the one to New York takes the cake. SIA has created history this year by launching the world’s longest commercial flight from Singapore to New York with the introduction of the new Ultra Long Range (ULR) variant of Airbus A350-900 in its fleet. The aircraft is configured in a two-class layout, with 67 Business Class seats and 94 Premium Economy Class seats. With over 140 weekly flights currently plying between India and Singapore, SIA’s improved, non-stop services to the US cities will benefit Indians flying to America.
Combine that with special vouchers for all transit passengers and a visa-free transit facility to explore Singapore for 96 hours, and the idea of a layover doesn’t seem tedious. The airline has also collaborated with wellness brand Canyon Ranch to ensure nutritious menus and improved sleep for its guests on long-haul flights.
THE BIG APPLE
On October 11, SIA will become the first airline to fly the fuel-efficient, twin-engine Airbus A350-900 ULR on a journey lasting 18 hours and 45 minutes to New York. The route will initially be served three times a week—on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. Daily operations will commence on October 18 after a second aircraft joins the fleet.
SAN FRANCISCO SOJOURN
Those heading to San Francisco will enjoy a higher frequency of direct flights starting November 28. SQ34 will take flight every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday to reach the Californian city in 17 hours 45 minutes. Together with the daily one-stop flights via Hong Kong, the route will be served 17 times a week.