The aircraft has a range of approximately 9,700 nautical miles and is configured in a two-class layout, consisting of 67 business and 94 premium-economy seats.
Following Newark, Singapore Airlines will commence service on two additional nonstop transpacific routes to Los Angeles (LAX/KLAX) and San Francisco (SFO/KSFO).
Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong said the A350-941(ULR) will “bring more convenience and comfort to our customers and will enable us to operate ultra-long-range flights in a commercially viable manner. It will help us boost our network competitiveness and further grow the Singapore hub.”
At present, only two carriers are operating the A350-941 on scheduled services into Los Angeles (Delta Airlines and Hong Kong Airlines) so we are very much looking forward to seeing this aircraft here in Los Angeles!
(Michal Carter - Editor, Aero Pacific Flightlines)