Singapore Airlines launches mammoth new flight from Singapore to New York - the world's longest

The world's longest direct commercial flight is back and taking travellers from Singapore to the New York region.

Operated by Singapore Airlines, the city-state's national carrier, the trip takes slightly under 19 hours.

Skipping a stopover in Frankfurt will save hours of travelling time, the carrier says.

Starting today, the route between Changi Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey will be served three times a week.

Next week the carrier will offer daily flights, after a second Airbus A350-900ULR aircraft is delivered.

Singapore Airlines launched the record-breaking route in 2004, but cancelled it nine years later because of rising fuel prices.

The service, between Changi Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, is the world’s longest at 18 hours and 45 minutes. Source: Associated Press


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