NEW YORK, July 11, 2018 – Singapore Airlines (SIA) will launch non-stop flights between Los Angeles and Singapore using the new Airbus A350-900ULR (ultra-long-range) aircraft in November. In addition, SIA will step up existing daily non-stop San Francisco-Singapore services to 10 times per week. Together with the earlier announced non-stop New York-Singapore services, SIA will link the US and Singapore with 27 weekly non-stop flights by the end of 2018.
Flight SQ37 from Los Angeles to Singapore will commence on November 2, 2018. The route will initially be served three times per week, departing Los Angeles on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Daily operations will commence from November 9, 2018 after an additional A350-900ULR aircraft enters service. From December 7, 2018, a further three services per week will be added as SQ35, lifting total non-stop flights between Los Angeles and Singapore to 10 times per week.
With the introduction of non-stop services between Los Angeles and Singapore, SIA’s existing one-stop service to Singapore via Seoul will cease after November 30, 2018. Seoul-Singapore frequency will be maintained at four flights per day with the introduction of a new Seoul-Singapore return flight from December 1, 2018, operating as flight SQ611. Together with SIA’s current daily one stop service to Singapore via Tokyo, Los Angeles will be served 17 times per week.
SIA will also be increasing frequency on the existing San Francisco-Singapore route with three more weekly flights, with effect from November 28, 2018. The three additional services will operate as SQ33, departing every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday to Singapore and will complement existing daily SQ31 non-stop services. Together with SIA’s current daily one-stop service to Singapore via Hong Kong, San Francisco will also be served 17 times per week.
“Our US services have always been popular with our customers and we are pleased to be able to provide even more travel options with the launch of non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles, and an increase in frequency on the existing non-stop Singapore-San Francisco route,” said Singapore Airlines CEO, Mr. Goh Choon Phong.
“Together with our non-stop flights between Singapore and New York that will launch in October, SIA will redefine the convenience of traveling between Singapore and the United States, delivering on our promise to constantly enhance the travel experience of our customers.”
SIA will be the first airline in the world to operate the A350-900ULR, with seven on firm order with Airbus. This ultra-long-range aircraft will be configured in a two-class layout, with 67 Business Class seats and 94 Premium Economy Class seats. SIA’s existing A350-900s feature a three-class layout with 42 Business Class, 24 Premium Economy Class and 187 Economy Class seats.
Singapore Airlines currently has 21 A350-900s in its fleet, with 46 more on order including the seven ULR variants. The first A350-900ULR is due for delivery in September, enabling the launch in October of the world’s longest non-stop flights, between Singapore and New York (Newark).
Singapore Airlines currently operates 40 flights per week to the US cities of Houston, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. With the new flights, total US frequency will increase to 53 per week by December.
High-resolution images of the A350-900ULR in Singapore Airlines’ livery and a video of the aircraft’s first test flight can be downloaded from: https://bit.ly/2rXYbIK