United Airlines has announced that it will introduce daily nonstop flights between its Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) hub and Singapore’s Changi Airport (SIN), effective October 27, 2017 (westbound), subject to government approval. The flight between LAX and SIN will set the new distance record for any airline operating a flight to or from the United States, at 8,700 miles, United said.
With the launch of new nonstop service between SIN and LAX on October 29, the airline will terminate service from Hong Kong (HKG) to SIN on October 27, and from SIN to HKG on October 28. United will continue to operate daily service between SIN and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
United’s existing service between and SIN started one year ago, June 1, 2016, and holds the current record for the longest scheduled 787 flight operated by any airline and is currently the longest scheduled flight operated by any U.S. carrier, at 8,446 miles. The airline will operate both routes with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
Flight UA 37 will depart Los Angeles at 8:55 p.m. daily, arriving in Singapore at 6:50 a.m. two days later (all times local). The return flight, UA 38, will depart Singapore’s Changi Airport at 11:00 a.m. daily, arriving at Los Angeles International Airport at 10:15 a.m. the same day. Flying times will be approximately 17 hours, 55 minutes westbound and 15 hours, 15 minutes eastbound.
United said it has timed arrival to LAX from SIN to provide optimal connections to more than 20 U.S. cities. From its LAX hub, United operates more than 130 flights to over 40 airports across the U.S., including to New York, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, Houston and Washington, D.C.
United’s 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will have a total of 252 seats – 48 United Polaris business class, 204 United Economy, including 88 Economy Plus.
United Economy offers complimentary food, soft drinks, juices, beer and wine, tea, coffee and inflight entertainment. Seats have an adjustable headrest and seat-back monitor delivering on-demand entertainment. United Economy Plus offers up to five inches of extra legroom. Located near the front of the economy cabin, the seats give the added benefit of allowing a swifter exit from the plane upon arrival, United said.