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World’s longest flight route: Singapore Airlines announces launch date for New York flights
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World’s longest flight route: Singapore Airlines announces launch date for New York flights

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

The airline will begin the ultra-long haul route on October 11 with the first flight taking off from Singapore’s Changi Airport bound for Newark Liberty Airport near New York City.

The flight will cover a whopping 9000 nautical miles (16,700km) and take almost 19 hours. The airline will operate the flight three times a week.

Singapore Airlines will fly the new Airbus A350-900ULR (for “Ultra Long Range”) on the route. The airline is the launch customer for the new aircraft and will take delivery of its first A350-900ULR in September.

Signapore currently has 21 A350s in its fleet with 46 more on order, including seven of the ULR long-range version…

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