Singapore Airlines is launching a non-stop service from Singapore (SIN) to New York (JFK) International Airport on November 1. This route will complete their around the world journey again. 

Before most long-haul flights had to be grounded to prevent the spread of the coronavirus via air travel, Singapore Airlines operated the world’s longest non-stop passenger flight from Singapore to Newark, New Jersey.

By launching this new nonstop route the airline is set to break its own record by three miles.

“We are pleased to be leading the way with these new non-stop flights using the latest technology, the ultra-long-range Airbus A350-900ULR,” said the airline’s CEO, Goh Choon Phong.

“The flights will offer our customers the fastest way to travel between the two cities in great comfort… – and will help boost connectivity to and through the Singapore hub,” added the CEO. 

55-Hour Journey Around The World 

In less than five weeks, eligible travelers will be able to enjoy a truly “around the world” tour. The itinerary might look as follows,

  • SQ24 – Depart Singapore 01:25 – Arrive New York JFK 07:30 – Airbus A350 – 18h05m
  • SQ25 – Depart New York JFK 21:15 – Arrive Frankfurt 09:50+1 – Boeing 777 – 07h35m
  • SQ25 – Depart Frankfurt 11:40+1 – Arrive Singapore 06:50+2 – Boeing 777 – 12h10m
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Singapore (SIN) – Frankfurt (FRA) – New York (JFK) and back

Singapore Airlines will also serve a route from JFK to Singapore via Frankfurt but it takes around 55 hours. 

According to One Mile At A Time, Singapore Airlines will also operate the following route,

  • SQ 26 – Singapore (SIN) 23:55 – Frankfurt (FRA) 06:20+1 – 13 hours 25 minutes
  • SQ 26 – Frankfurt (FRA) 08:20+1 – New York (JFK) 12:15+1 – 8 hours 55 minutes
  • SQ 25 – New York (JFK) 21:15+1 – Frankfurt (FRA) 09:50+2 – 7 hours 35 minutes
  • SQ 25 – Frankfurt (FRA) 11:40+2 – Singapore (SIN) 06:50+3 – 12 hours 10 minutes

The first flight is set to begin operations on Monday night, with a return to Singapore scheduled for Thursday morning.

At least three Boeing 777s will be used to complete the route. The rotation will take two days, six hours, and 55 minutes to complete.

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