The age of flying non-stop has been very much in vogue over the last couple of years with numerous airlines trying to outdo each other with the world’s longest flight. Now Singapore Airlines has decided they want a piece of the action by launching what would be the world’s longest non-stop flight route in October. Commencing October 11, the ultra long haul flight will take off from Singapore’s Changi Airport and land at NYC’s Newark Liberty Airport.
What makes this fight even more unique is that the aircraft will not have any economy class seating, instead offering 67 business class and 94 premium economy class seats.
Operating three times weekly, Singapore will use their new Airbus A350-900ULR (Ultra Long Range) plane to make the 19 hour journey that spans a whopping 16,700 kms.
Singapore Airlines originally flew the route on the A340 but fuel inefficiency saw this route shelved in 2013. The reinstatement of the route will see it eclipse the current longest flight route record holder Qatar Airways which flies Doha to Auckland (14,529 kms).
Would you be willing to fly 19 hours non-stop on a plane if it offered only premium seating? Keen to hear your thoughts.