Longest Flight Ever, Singapore to New York

Longest Flight Ever, Singapore to New York. Once again, longest flight has been broke. Singapore Airlines (SIA) received the first Airbus A350-900ULR aircraft in the world.

The very long-range aircraft will begin to fly non-stop between Singapore and Newark Liberty International Airport in New York from 11 October. It will be the longest commercial flight in the world.
Airbus A350-900ULR (Ultra Long Range)

Longest Flight Ever, Singapore to New York, pic: Airbus A350-900ULR (Ultra Long Range)

SIA executive director Goh Choon Phong said it was a "proud moment" for the airline. "The A350-900ULR will bring more comfort and convenience to our customers. This will help us strengthen the competitiveness of our network and grow the Singapore center," he said.

Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus, said: "The combination of the quiet, spacious cabin of the A350 and SIA's world-renowned flight product will ensure the highest level of comfort for passengers on the longest roads in the world."

In its statement yesterday, the SIA said the 16,700-km flight will last up to 18 hours and 45 minutes, with 67 seats in business class and 94 in economy-class.

The aircraft, capable of traveling for more than 20 hours without stopping, also has higher ceilings, wider windows, a larger body, quieter cabs and lighting designed to reduce jet lag.

Air quality will also be improved thanks to a composite carbon fuselage that optimizes cabin altitude and humidity levels.

Singapore's national airline has ordered seven of these planes, two of which will fly on the Singapore-New York route. The remaining five will fly non-stop between Singapore and Los Angeles starting Nov. 2 and will increase the frequency of an existing Singapore-San Francisco route.

SIA currently operates 40 flights a week to the United States. With new flights, this number will rise to 53 in December. SIA previously had the longest non-stop flight in the world with its Singapore-Newark route from 2004 to 2013.