Route from Singapore to Newark will be world’s longest flight
The proposed 16,700km route will overtake the world’s longest existing flight, Qatar Airlines’ Doha to Auckland route, which covers 14,500km.
The service will only offer premium seating, with 67 business class and 94 premium economy class seats available. The daily service will use the A350-900ULR jet, an ultra-long range version of the fuel-efficient twin-engine A350 model. This advanced aircraft includes higher ceilings, larger windows, an extra wide body and lighting designed to minimise jetlag.
Singapore Airlines also announced plans to introduce similar non-stop flights from Singapore to Los Angeles with the A350-900ULR at a later time.