Singapore Airlines to offer the world’s longest nonstop flight to Newark


Singapore Airlines (SIA) will launch the world’s longest commercial flights in October, with non-stop services between Singapore and New York using the new Airbus A350-900ULR (ultra-long-range).

Flights are to be launched on October 11, 2018, to Newark Liberty International Airport. The route will initially be served three times a week, departing Singapore on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Daily operations will commence from October 18, 2018 after an additional A350-900ULR aircraft enters service.

SIA is the world’s first customer for the new A350-900ULR, with seven on firm order with Airbus. The aircraft will be configured in a two-class layout, with 67 Business Class seats and 94 Premium Economy Class seats. Tickets will be made available for sale progressively across the various booking channels, starting from tomorrow.

Flights will cover a distance of approximately 9,000nm (16,700km), and traveling time will be up to 18hrs 45min. Singapore Airlines served the Singapore-Newark route until 2013, when services were suspended after the aircraft used at the time, Airbus A340-500s, were returned to Airbus.

The A350-900ULR will offer customers a more comfortable travelling experience with features such as higher ceilings, larger windows, an extra wide body and lighting designed to reduce jetlag. Its carbon composite airframe also allows for improved air quality due to a more optimised cabin altitude and humidity levels.

The second Airbus A350 for Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines currently has 21 A350-900s in its fleet, with 46 more on order including seven of the ULR variant. The first A350-900ULR is due for delivery in September, with all seven due for delivery by the end of the year.

Above Copyright Photo: Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-941 F-WZFY (9V-SMB) (msn 030) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 932494.

Singapore Airlines currently serves New York JFK, daily via Frankfurt. Other US destinations include Houston (five times weekly via Manchester), Los Angeles (daily via Seoul and daily via Tokyo), and San Francisco (daily non-stop from Singapore as well as daily via Hong Kong).

 

Nonstop Singapore-Los Angeles flights are also planned with the A350-900ULR, details of which will be announced at a later date.

Flight Schedules 

Northern Summer (to October 27, 2018)

Flight Number Days of Operation Time of Departure Time of Arrival
SQ22 Singapore-Newark Daily 2335 0600 (+1)
SQ21 Newark-Singapore Daily 1045 1730 (+1)

 

Northern Winter (October 28, 2018 to March 30, 2019)

Flight Number Days of Operation Time of Departure Time of Arrival
SQ22 Singapore-Newark Daily 0040 0530
SQ21 Newark-Singapore Daily 0945 1715 (+1)

*All times local.  Flight schedule is subject to daylight savings, slots and requlatory approvals.

Top Copyright Photo: Eurospot. Pictured on April 23, 2018 during the take off on the first flight, the first Airbus A350 ULR, A350-941 F-WZNY (msn 216)  will become 9V-SGE for SIA. The special titles were later removed and the aircraft repainted.

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