Singapore Airlines to launch world’s longest flight
October 11, 2018 -- Singapore Airlines will claim the title of the world’s longest commercial flight when it resumes its non-stop service between Singapore and New York using Airbus A350 jets. The airline last flew the route in 2013.
Flights will cover a distance of approximately 16,700km using the new, fuel-efficient A350-900ULR (ultra-long-range) plane. The proposed route will eclipse the 14,525km Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Auckland as the world’s longest, according to airline data provider OAG
Launching on 11 October, the route will be served three times a week before daily operations commence from 18 October.
Singapore Airlines served the Singapore-Newark route until 2013 when high fuel prices made the use of four-engined Airbus A340-500 jets uneconomic. It has since flown to New York’s JFK Airport via Frankfurt.