SINGAPORE, 16 July 2018: Singapore Airlines will launch nonstop service between Singapore and Los Angeles, this November, using its new Airbus A350-900ULR ultra-long range aircraft.
In addition, the airline will increase its current daily nonstop flights between Singapore and San Francisco to 10 weekly departures, also effective this November.
Earlier this year, the airline announced the launch of a nonstop route between Singapore and New York, the longest commercial flight worldwide.
SQ38, a nonstop from Singapore to Los Angeles, will start 2 November with three weekly flights from Singapore on a Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Flights will increase, 9 November, to daily, when another A350-900ULR aircraft is added to SIA’s fleet.
From 7 December, three more weekly departures will be added, giving the route 10 weekly nonstop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles.
With the introduction of nonstop service between Singapore and Los Angeles, SIA’s one-stop service to Los Angeles via Seoul will end. The Singapore-Seoul frequency will be maintained with four daily departures.
Along with SIA’s existing daily one stop service to Los Angeles via Tokyo, the airline will offer 17 weekly departures to Los Angeles.
On the Singapore-San Francisco route an additional three weekly departures will start 28 November. The three new departures will be scheduled for Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Along with SIA’s existing daily one-stop service to San Francisco via Hong Kong, there will be 17 weekly departures to San Francisco.
“Our services to the US have been extremely popular with our customers, and we are very pleased to offer even more travel opportunities with the launch of both non-stop Singapore-Los Angeles, and increased frequency at the existing non-stop Singapore-San Francisco route,” said Singapore Airlines CEO, Goh Choon Phong.
SIA is the first airline in the world to fly with A350-900ULR. The ultra-long-range aircraft is configured in a two-class layout with 67 business class seats and 94 premium economy class seats. SIA’s existing A350-900 fleet is configured in a three-class layout with 42 business class seats, 24 premium economy class seats and 187 economy class seats.