Singapore Airlines to resume Singapore-New York Direct Flights by End 2018 - World's Longest Flight at 19 Hours

Following the introduction of Singapore Airlines' latest regional Business Class product, the flag carrier airline of Singapore is expected to pick up the first of its new ultra-long-range (ULR) aircraft in the third quarter of 2018 and they are looking to launch non-stop flights from Singapore to New York by the end of the year. This 19-hour flight will become the world's longest non-stop flight and according to The Straits Times, the airline is also expected to offer non-stop flights to Los Angeles sometime next year.

 A350XWB | Photo Credit: Airbus

A350XWB | Photo Credit: Airbus

Both routes will be served by Singapore Airlines' brand new A350-900ULR aircraft which are expected to come in a two-class configuration with only Business Class and Premium Economy seats. With a full operational load, the airport is expected to fly up to 11,160 miles which is 1,800 miles more than the A350-900 that the airline currently operates (check out my review of the Singapore Airlines A350-900 Business Class!).