Singapore Airlines has announced it plans to launch the world´s longest non-stop flight route in October, traveling between Singapore´s Changi Airport and Newark Liberty Airport, the company said.
The airline has confirmed that it will begin flights starting in October after it begins taking delivery of the new jets in September.
The first flight takes off on October 11 and will travel more than 10,000 miles to New York in a journey that should take approximately 19 hours.
The aircraft, an Airbus A350-900ULR, will feature 67 business class and 94 premium economy seats and no economy class seats.
The flight marks a return to the market since Singapore last operated this non-stop in 2013 using an all-business class Airbus A340-500 that was eventually canceled because of high operating costs.
Singapore Airlines will initially operate the route three times a week, departing Newark on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday beginning October 12. When it receives a second A350-900ULR, the route will become daily, starting on October 19.
The flight will cover a distance of approximately 9,500 miles.