The World’s Longest Commercial Flight to Return

2. Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines says that it is getting ready to relaunch the world’s longest commercial flight come this October. The daily non-stop will take passengers from Changi airport in Singapore to Newark Airport in New Jersey. Those boarding will cover around 10,300 miles—a distance that will take 18 hours and 45 minutes. 

Back in 2013 the airline had to stop the nearly full-day ordeal due to rising fuel costs, but it says that the high demand from customers will make it economically feasible again. “[We have received] a lot of feedback from our customers that they really like the flight because it saves them a lot of time when they’re traveling from the US to Singapore,” said the regional vice president for the Americas at Singapore Airlines Lee SekEng. “We have been looking for a solution all this while, and when Airbus came up with the A350 [it was possible].” 

The Singapore Airlines flight will use the Airbus A350-900ULR that only carries 161 passengers comprising 67 business-class seats and 94 in their “premium-economy class.” 

 

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