Singapore Airlines resumes longest flight in the world
Singapore Airlines will resume flights between Singapore and New York on 9 November. At over 18 hours, this flight is the longest commercial flight in the world. The flight will go to John F. Kennedy Airport instead of Newark. The reason for this change is operational. At JFK Airport passengers have more possibilities to switch to connecting flights. JFK Airport is also better suited for cargo transport.
The flight is performed with the Airbus A350-900 (see photo). This aircraft seats 187 passengers in Economy Class, 42 passengers in Business Class and 24 passengers in Premium Economy. Previous flights used the Ultra Long Range version of the Airbus A350, but it did not have an Economy Class on board. Flight SQ24 will be operated 3 times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from Singapore to New York. The flight takes 18 hours and 5 minutes. Return flight SQ23 will operate every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and will take 18 hours and 40 minutes.
(c) Photo: Singapore Airlines – Airbus A350-900