Fly Uninterrupted

From the Lion City to the Big Apple in under 19 hours.
Friday 28 December 2018
Go straight from Singapore to the United States with no stops at all. Photo: Singapore Airlines

Getting on a plane is often the precursor to something exciting, whether it’s for business or for pleasure. Singapore Airlines (SIA) is giving travellers something more to be excited about – it recently launched the world’s longest flight between Singapore and New York on the A350-900ULR.

The ultra-long-haul flight will cover a distance of approximately 16,700km in the time of 18 hours 45 minutes. The A350900ULR features a two-class layout, with 67 Business Class seats and 94 Premium Economy Class seats, assuring the comfort you need for the long flight. The airliner’s intuitive design focuses on passenger comfort, sporting extra glamorous features that set SIA apart from the rest.

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Sit back and relax. Photo: Singapore Airlines

Cabin features like higher ceilings, larger windows, an extra wide body, quieter cabins, and even lighting to reduce jet lag all contribute to offer passengers a more comfortable travelling experience. The plane’s carbon composite airframe also allows for improved air quality due to optimised cabin altitude. It might be so comfortable that you even forget you’re on a long-haul flight!

That’s not all – SIA has partnered with the world’s premier integrative wellness brand, Canyon Ranch. All flights to the United States will offer nutritious dining options, rest and relaxation techniques, and even guided stretching exercises you can do from the comfort of your seat. You’ll eat better, sleep better and feel better when you step off that flight. Understanding the importance of passengers’ wellbeing on long-haul flights, SIA and Canyon Ranch’s range of science-based strategies is designed for all non-stop flights to the United States.

Speaking of the route’s convenience and comfort, Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong said that “The A350-900ULR will bring more convenience and comfort to our customers and will enable us to operate ultra-long-range flights in a commercially viable manner. It will help us boost our network competitiveness and further grow the Singapore hub.” It also means that you’ll spend less time in transit and more time enjoying your actual destination.

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Snooze among the clouds. Photo: Singapore Airlines

For those who appreciate excellent service, this SIA experience will feel like an exclusive treat offered by the premium carrier. Plus, with flight frequencies to the United States expected to increase to 53 per week by December, a wealth of options awaits on the other side of the world.

Touted as the World’s Best Airline in 2018 at Skytrax’s World Airline Awards, SIA also won top spots in three other categories this year including “Best First Class”, “Best First Class Airline Seat” and “Best Airline in Asia”. With its new ultra-long-haul aircrafts, it’s undeniable that SIA is set to soar to new heights. You have to hand it to them, it’s certainly a Great Way to Fly.