Singapore Airlines and Airbus are working to restore non-stop service to New York by 2018 with the development of a more fuel efficient A350-900 that would make the route economically viable.
Non-stop service from Singapore to Newark halted in 2013, as Singapore failed to turn a profit on a gas-guzzling four-engine A340-500 that was configured with less than 100 seats (check out Friendly Skies’ review of the flight). With the potential to cost fuel costs by 25%, Singapore hopes that the 9,536 mile (15,344 kilometers) route will be profitable.
Emirates has announced service to Panama City on a 777-200LR which will become world’s longest flight at 8,339 miles, but Singapore would easily reclaim that title if it resumed non-stop service to New York.
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