United Airlines has launched a new nonstop route between San Francisco and Singapore, the only nonstop flights between Singapore and the United States, the airline said.
The new flights, which are operated on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, save travelers up to four hours of journey time each way over a one-stop flight, United said. Measured by distance, the new route between San Francisco and Singapore is the longest scheduled 787 flight operated by any airline, and the longest scheduled flight operated by any U.S. carrier, at 8,446 miles.
United Flight 1 will depart San Francisco at 10:55 p.m. daily, arriving at Singapore’s Changi Airport at 6:15 a.m. two days later (all times local). On the return, Flight 2 will depart Singapore at 8:45 a.m. daily, arriving at San Francisco International Airport at 9:15 a.m. the same day. Flying times will be approximately 16 hours, 20 minutes westbound and 15 hours, 30 minutes eastbound.
With the launch of nonstop San Francisco - Singapore service, United will end its service between Singapore and Tokyo/Narita effective June 2 (eastbound). However, United customers in Singapore may continue to choose to fly to Tokyo/Narita by using daily flights on ANA, United's transpacific joint venture partner, and to make connections at Narita to many cities in the United States on multiple flights operated both by United and ANA. United will maintain its daily service between Singapore and Hong Kong.