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11 Oct 2018

BY James Chapple


Singapore Airlines to reclaim title for world's longest non-stop flight

The world’s longest non-stop commercial flight will resume on Thursday (October 11).

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Singapore Airlines to reclaim title for world's longest non-stop flight

At nearly 19 hours, Singapore Airlines Singapore-New York route eclipses Qantas’s 17-hour London-Perth service, launched earlier this year.

Singapore Airlines axed its Newark and Los Angeles routes in 2013 citing high fuel prices, Reuters reports.

The routes were operated by quad-engine Airbus A340 aircraft and the subsequent fuel consumption made the services economically unviable.

However, its seven new twin-engine ultra-long range Airbus A350s will make the route viable again.

Singapore-Newark, at around 9,500 miles, will pip Qatar Airways’ Doha-Auckland route.

Qantas though recently said it was in advance discussions with Airbus and Boeing over an aircraft capable of flying London to Sydney non-stop, with an expected flight time of around 20 hours.

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