The world’s longest flight is taking off today, as Singapore Airlines’ New York-Singapore service returns this morning.
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The flight, which was previously discontinued in 2013 due to costs, will cover a distance of approximately 16,700 km, and travelling time will be up to 18 hours and 45 minutes. The route will initially be served three times a week, departing Singapore on Monday, Thursday and Saturday; daily operations will commence from Oct. 18 after an additional A350-900ULR aircraft enters service.
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The aircraft will be configured in a two-class layout, with 67 Business Class seats and 94 Premium Economy Class seats.
Non-stop Singapore-Los Angeles flights are also planned with the A350-900ULR, details of which will be announced at a later date.