Singapore Airlines will soon be unveiling its new Airbus A350-900ULR, which is set to break the record of Qatar Airways, which currently holds the title of operating the longest flight in the world.
While the current record holder covers over 9,000 miles in 16 hours, the Singapore Airlines will reportedly run a direct flight between New York and Singapore in roughly 18 hours and 45 minutes.
The Airbus A350-900ULR is capable of flying for a full 20 hours with a full load of passengers.
The flight from Singapore to New York will carry a total of 161 passengers — 67 in business class and 94 in premium economy class seats.
“This is a proud moment for both Singapore Airlines and Airbus, not only because we have again strengthened our partnership, but also because we have pushed the limits with this highly advanced new aircraft to extend long-range flying to new lengths,” said Goh Choon Phong, Singapore Airlines’ CEO.