Singapore airlines has announced its plans to launch a new non-stop flight between Singapore and New York which will be the world’s longest nonstop flight.
The new route will connect Singapore to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, replacing the former world’s longest flight that served Newark Liberty International Airport in nearby New Jersey. The flight will only be 2 nautical miles longer, although it can be greater than that depending on the route.
Singapore airlines cited better opportunities to serve passengers and cargo by offering the only non-stop link between the US East Coast and Singapore when announcing the transition to New York’s primary international gateway. Cargo has been a vital revenue stream as passenger traffic continues its unimpressive return to normal.
Newark flights were relaunched in 2018 using the Airbus A350ULR (Ultra Long Range). In that aircraft, Singapore airlines offered only Business and Premium Economy class. But now, Singapore airlines will be flying the regular Airbus A350-900 which will have 42 business class seats, 24 premium economy class seats, and 187 economy class seats.
- Singapore-New York JFK
- Departure time-2:25
- Arrival time- 7:30
- Flight time- 18 hours and 5 minutes
- Flight number- SQ24
- New York JFK-Singapore
- Departure time- 22:30
- Arrival time- 6:10 (next to next day)
- Flight time- 18 hours and 40 minutes
- Flight number- SQ23
The new route will operate three-times-weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from Singapore starting November 9, and on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from New York starting November 11.
US citizens can enter Singapore if they submit to a 14-day quarantine at their expense.
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