Singapore airlines reintroduces non-stop flights from LAX to Singapore, starting from November 2018.
The airline will be flying the route with its new Airbus 350-900ULR — ultra-long range in an estimated flying time of 17½ hours.
The first scheduled Flight SQ38 from Singapore to Los Angeles will commence on 2 November 2018. From 7 December 2018, a further three services per week will be added as SQ36, lifting total non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles to 10 times per week.
SIA will be the first airline in the world to operate the A350-900ULR, with seven on firm order with Airbus.
This ultra-long-range aircraft will be configured in a two-class layout, with 67 Business Class seats and 94 Premium Economy Class seats to offer luxury of leg room space. The premium economy will have 38 inches leg room, whereas standard economy on most airlines is 29 to 32 inches.
The cabin pressure also will be maintained at about 6,000 feet compared to normal 8,000 feet.
The first A350-900ULR is due for delivery in September, enabling the launch of the world’s longest non-stop flights, between Singapore and New York (Newark) in October