Singapore Airlines will launch non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles using Airbus A350-900ULR (ultra-long-range) aircraft in November.
In addition, SIA will step up existing daily non-stop Singapore-San Francisco services to 10 times per week. Together with the earlier announced non-stop Singapore-New York services, SIA will link Singapore and the U.S. with 27 weekly non-stop flights by the end of 2018.
Flight SQ38 from Singapore to Los Angeles will commence on Nov 2. The route will initially be served thrice weekly, departing Singapore on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Daily operations will commence from Nov 9 after an additional A350-900ULR aircraft enters service. From Dec 7, a further three services per week will be added as SQ36, lifting total non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles to 10 times per week.
With the introduction of non-stop services between Singapore and Los Angeles, SIA’s existing one-stop service to Los Angeles via Seoul will cease after Nov 30. Singapore-Seoul frequency will be maintained at four flights per day with the introduction of a new Singapore-Seoul return flight from 1 December 2018, operating as flight SQ612.
Together with SIA’s current daily one stop service to Los Angeles via Tokyo, Los Angeles will be served 17 times per week.
SIA will also be increasing frequency on the existing Singapore-San Francisco route with three more weekly flights, with effect from Nov 28. The three additional services will operate as SQ34, departing every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday to San Francisco and will complement existing daily SQ32 non-stop services. Together with SIA’s current daily one-stop service to San Francisco via Hong Kong, San Francisco will also be served 17 times per week.
“Our U.S. 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 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 travelling 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 U.S. cities of Houston, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. With the new flights, total U.S. frequency will increase to 53 per week by December.© Asia Travel Tips