Singapore Airlines (SIA) will launch its daily non-stop flights between Singapore and San Francisco onboard its Airbus A350-900 on October 23, 2016. The Airline took delivery of the aircraft – configured with 253 seats in Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class – earlier this year.
The flight time for the new Singapore-San Francisco services will be between 14:35hrs and 17:45hrs, depending on direction and time of year, over a journey of around 13,600km. They will be the longest flights in SIA’s network until 2018, when it is set to take delivery of a new variant, the A350-900ULR. This will enable even longer flights between Singapore and both Los Angeles and New York.
SIA currently serves San Francisco twice daily, with one flight operating via Hong Kong and the other via Seoul. With the launch of non-stop Singapore-San Francisco services, the Singapore-Seoul-San Francisco flight will be rerouted to operate as a Singapore-Seoul-Los Angeles service, also from October 23, 2016. This will result in a second daily service to Los Angeles.
– BY CARA YAP