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Singapore Details Restart of World’s Longest Flight

After initially announcing its intentions to restart non-stop flights to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) from Singapore’s Changi Airport (SIN) in 2015, Singapore Airlines confirmed today that the world’s longest flight will once again commence on Oct. 12, 2018. The ultra-long-haul flights SQ21 and SQ22 will fly almost 19 hours and will cover 10,350 miles in each direction. For the first week of operations, the flight will depart Newark three times on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, shifting to daily service…

Nonstop Singapore to New York Flights Slated to Resume by…

Singapore Airlines will once again reclaim the title for the world’s longest scheduled flight with the Singapore to New York route. With a new generation of aircraft offering enough fuel efficiency to make lengthy routes more profitable, the airline will resume its non-stop services to Los Angeles and New York.…

Hi Fly to Introduce First Second-Hand A380 by Mid-Year 2018

Portuguese charter operator Hi Fly will become the first company to wet-lease a second-hand Airbus A380, by taking one of the five Singapore Airlines A380s which have already been retired. The intention, according to Hi Fly, is to operate two aircraft, starting with one by mid-2018. The aircraft configuration will…

Boeing Delivers Newest Member of 787 Dreamliner Family in North…

About a year after the 787-10's first flight, Boeing is delivering the latest member of the 787 family to Singapore Airlines. The aircraft is a game-changer for not only Singapore's fleet but also a stride forward for Boeing South Carolina. [caption id="attachment_11852" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The first 787-10 completes its maiden…

Airbus Wins 2017 with Record Orders, But May Cease A380…

On Monday, Airbus announced that its commercial aircraft division had delivered a record 718 aircraft in 2017, achieving a total of 1109 net orders from 44 carriers. The number of deliveries was a four percent increase over the previous year and the 15th year in a row that the Toulouse-based…

Boeing and Singapore Airlines Finalize $13.8 Billion Deal

On Monday, Boeing finalized a previously announced deal with Singapore Airlines, valued at $13.8 billion. Boeing CEO Kevin McAllister and Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong, who announced the deal back in February, finalized the deal at a White House signing event on Monday. In attendance were Singapore’s Prime Minister,…

First Boeing 787-10 Destined for a Customer Rolls Out of…

On Thursday, Boeing rolled the first passenger 787-10 out of the paint shop in North Charleston, S.C. painted in the livery of launch customer, Singapore Airlines. The first 787-10 is expected to be delivered to Singapore Airlines in early 2018, after being constructed at Boeing’s North Charleston plant. Just rolled…

Boeing Rolls Out Singapore Airlines’ First 787-10 Dreamliner

Boeing has confirmed that its first 787-10 model, which will be flown by Singapore Airlines, has rolled off the production line at its Final Assembly Facility in North Charleston, South Carolina. Due for delivery in the first half of 2018, the aircraft will now move on to be painted and…

A Sign of the Times? First Singapore Airlines A380 Parked

Singapore Airlines operated the first scheduled passenger flight onboard the Airbus A380 in October 2007. Fast forwarding to almost ten years later, the airline has confirmed that it will be the first to park an A380, according to Reuters. The airline has already stated that it plans to return its…

Singapore Airlines Adds Premium Economy Product on San Francisco to…

On Friday, Singapore Airlines announced that it would be adding premium economy between San Francisco (SFO) and Hong Kong (HGK) on flights 1 and 2. This addition allows the carrier to offer premium economy to four of their U.S. gateways: New York, Los Angeles, Houston, and now San Francisco. Singapore’s…