This spring, Singapore Airlines will start offering a daily nonstop flight from Changi International Airport (SIN) to a couple of New York international airports simultaneously, John F. Kennedy (JFK) and Newark (EWR). These two routes will be the longest in the world, with 9,537 and 9,534 miles, respectively (15,348 and 15,343 kilometers). Let’s investigate further.
As of January 2022, Singapore Airlines is offering 191 flights between Singapore and the United States. Currently, the airline operates flights to JFK, Los Angeles International (LAX), and San Francisco (SFO).
Each of the flights is operated with the carrier’s Airbus A350-900 fleet, and therefore Singapore Airlines has 36,915 seats available this month.
Starting in March, the airline will add SIN-EWR to its route map. That month, Singapore Airlines will only offer four flights, according to Cirium, but it will have a daily operation between both airports by April.
Singapore Airlines’ Airbus A350-900ULR has 161 seats split into two cabins: 67 business-class pods and 94 premium economy seats.
Many flights to New York City
Singapore Airlines will have three different routes from Singapore to New York City. There’s the SIN-JFK, the longest non-stop route in the world, there will be JFK-EWR, will be the second-longest non-stop route in the world, but there’s also the fifth-freedom flight between Singapore, Frankfurt, and JFK. On this route, the airline currently uses its Airbus A380 aircraft, according to Cirium.
To the US, Singapore Airlines also operates fifth-freedom flights via Tokyo (to Los Angeles), Manchester (to Houston), and Vancouver (to Seattle), per Cirium.
How’s Singapore Airlines doing currently?
As of January 2022, Singapore Airlines has 4,645 scheduled flights worldwide, offering 1.2 million seats. These numbers are still 41.6% and 48.2% below January 2020 levels prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Singapore Airlines still has to restore 14 routes that it had in January 2020. These are:
In the first half of December 2021, Singapore launched vaccinated travel lane services (VTL) to Thailand and the fifth-freedom route Singapore-Seattle-Vancouver. Additionally, in the second half of December, the airline progressively opened its flights to Cambodia (Phnom Penh and Siem Reap), the Maldives (Male), Sri Lanka (Colombo), and Turkey (Istambul).
In January 2022, the airline added Houston to its vaccinated travel lane network via Manchester. The airline also plans to add new VTL services from Australia (Adelaide and Brisbane in January and Perth in March).
The top ten longest non-stop flights in 2021
Worldwide, there are 21 non-stop passenger routes over 8,000 miles (12,875 km). Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay, and Qantas operate most of these routes.
While the SIN-EWR flight doesn’t restart, the world’s second-largest non-stop route is also operated by Singapore Airlines. We are talking about its flight to Los Angeles, which is 8,770 miles long (14,113 km).
Air India operates the third-largest route currently between Bangalore and San Francisco (8,701 miles or 14,003 km); then it comes Qantas (Darwin-London Heathrow) and United Airlines (Houston-Sydney).
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