United Airlines plans nonstop service between LA, Singapore

United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) will introduce daily nonstop flights between its Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) hub and Singapore´s Changi Airport (SIN), effective Oct. 27, 2017 (westbound), subject to government approval, the company said.

The flight between LAX and SIN will set the new distance record for any airline operating a flight to or from the United States, at 8,700 miles.

United´s existing service between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and SIN started one year ago, June 1, 2016 and holds the current record for the longest scheduled 787 flight operated by any airline and is currently the longest scheduled flight operated by any US carrier, at 8,446 miles. The airline will operate both routes with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

United´s hub at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is a key gateway offering service to Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the domestic US network. Over the last two years, United has invested more than USD 570m in its LAX hub with renovations designed to add greater convenience and comfort.

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 337 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers. United is proud to have the world´s most comprehensive route network, including US mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 743 mainline aircraft and the airline´s United Express partners operate 478 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 190 countries via 28 member airlines.