Singapore Airlines will be host to the worlds longest non-stop flight
Singapore Airlines will launch the worlds longest flight, at 19-hours, the flight will connect Singapore and New York by the end of the year.
The aircraft, the Airbus 350-900 Ultra Long-Range (ULR) completed its first flight test on 23rd April 2018 on an almost five-hour round trip that launched from its assembly plant in Toulouse, France and reportedly, Singapore will be the first airline to receive the plane. It will also be able to fly 11,160 miles, an increase of more than 1800 miles over the standard A350.
"The A350 is a clean-sheet design that has been designed for those long-range flights," said Florent Petteni, Airbus' aircraft interiors marketing director
The airlines plans to operate two classes on the flight – Business and Premium Economy. The plane will be fitted with lighting that combats jet lag and an air circulation system that renews the air every two-minutes, while helping to regulate cabin temperature.
The longest flight in the world is currently Auckland to Doha with Qatar Airways, which takes 18-hours, followed by Perth to London on Qantas, which takes just over 17-hours.
Singapore has apparently ordered seven of the ULR jets and will use them to increase its long-haul service, including a non-stop 15-hour flight to Los Angeles starting in 2019