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World’s longest flight set to take off



Singapore Airlines is scheduled to preview a non-stop flight from Singapore to New York which will cover 16,700 km and last 18 hours and 45 minutes.

The record flight, which leaves at 23.35 local time (0235 Friday AEDT) on an Airbus A350-900ULR, will displace Qatar Airways from the current record for the longest flight in the world: a 17-hour journey in 40 minutes from Doha to Auckland.

But passengers on the Singapore Airlines flight It is not necessary to get upset on limited economic seats during the very long haul flight. The aircraft was configured in a two-class layout with only 67 business-class seats and 94 in the premium economy class.

A quick check on the Singapore Airlines website showed that one-way tickets from Singapore to Newark cost $ US2594 ($ A3.667) in premium economy and $ US5560 ($ A7,860) in business class.

Newark Liberty International Airport is in New Jersey but is only 1

9 miles outside of New York and is one of the three major airports serving the New York metropolitan area.

The route will initially be served three times a week, with daily operations expected to start from 18 October onwards.

This is not the first time the airline has flown from Changi Airport to New York.

The relaunch comes after Singapore Airlines has suspended services on the route in 2013 after having climbed fuel prices has meant that the use of Airbus A340-500 four-engine has an economic responsibility.

However, the flight may not hold up the mantle of the world is the longest for a long time. The head of Qantas, Alan Joyce, announced plans to launch a direct flight between Sydney and London within the next four years, which would require a total of 20 hours.


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