Singapore Airlines has announced that it will launch new nonstop service from San Francisco to Singapore October 23.
The new service marks SIA’s U.S. introduction of the A350-900 aircraft. The company will launch additional nonstop flights from Los Angeles to Singapore and New York to Singapore in 2018. At 8,451 miles, the new SFO-SIN service will rank among the world’s longest flights, Singapore Airlines said.
The A350-900 will be configured with 253 seats in three classes: 42 in Business, 24 in Premium Economy and 187 in Economy Class. Business Class seats will be arranged in a 1:2:1 configuration, giving every passenger direct aisle access, and an updated inflight entertainment system will offer more than 1,000 on-demand options. Additionally, the aircraft will incorporate technology designed to reduce jet lag via advancements in cabin climate, lighting and noise levels.
SIA will continue to operate existing daily B777-300ER flights from San Francisco to Hong Kong, with continuing service to Singapore.
SIA is also growing at LAX: From October 2016, SIA will expand to offer two daily flights from Los Angeles to Singapore, with the addition of a daily LAX-Seoul-Singapore route to complement the existing, daily LAX-Tokyo-Singapore operations.
All SIA flights from Los Angeles will use Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and will offer passengers SIA’s newest, next-generation cabin product in Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class cabins, as well as an updated First Class designed by L.A.-based BMW Designworks.