Singapore Airlines launches non stop Singapore-New York service
May 30, 2018: Singapore Airlines (SIA) has planned to launch non-stop services between two major aviation hubs - Changi Airport, Singapore (SIN) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in October 2018 with the new Airbus A350-900 ULR (ultra-long-range) aircraft.
The inaugural SIN-EWR flight will take off on October 11, 2018, covering a distance of approximately 9,000 nm (16,700 kilometres). The return flight will depart EWR on 12 October, with a similar flight time. The A350-900ULR will have a two-class layout, with 67 Business Class seats and 94 Premium Economy Class seats. Singapore Airlines will continue to operate its daily service between Singapore and New York (JFK), via Frankfurt.
Four airlines currently connect Singapore to six US cities - Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and New York City. With the new non-stop services, there will be 72 weekly passenger services between Changi Airport and the United States.
With the steady growth in traffic between the US and Southeast Asia over the years, SIA decided to launch this new service.
Changi Airport Group (CAG) is excited about this new development. Lim Ching Kiat, CAG’s managing director, Air Hub Development said, “With the advent of ultra long range aircraft, non-stop long haul routes are now more efficient and viable. The new SIA New York service is Southeast Asia’s only non-stop connection to the North American east coast, and I’m confident it will be well-received by Changi Airport’s passengers, especially time-pressed business travellers.
“Over the past two years, non-stop services from Changi Airport to Los Angeles and San Francisco were launched, as well as a new service to Honolulu (via Osaka). With strong traffic growth between the North America and Southeast Asia regions, there are growth opportunities to be tapped. We look forward to working with our partners to ride on this growth to strengthen Changi Airport’s position as the preferred gateway for travel.”