Singapore Airlines says it will launch the world’s longest commercial flight in October.
At almost 19 hours, the non-stop journey will take passengers direct from Singapore to the New York area.
The 15,300–kilometre flight from Singapore to Newark, New Jersey, will eclipse the 14,500km Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Auckland as the world’s longest, according to airline data provider OAG.
Airlines including Singapore Airlines, Qantas and US-based United are adding ultra-long-haul flights that can capture an airfare premium of around 20 per cent versus flights involving one or more stops.
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