Monday, September 24, 2018

Singapore Airlines welcomes first A350-941(ULR) into its fleet

Launch customer Singapore Airlines took delivery of its first Airbus A350-941(ULR) (c/n 222) 9V-SGA on September 22, the first of seven the carrier has on order. The aircraft will be placed into service Oct. 11 operating nonstop service between Singapore Changi Airport (SIN/WSSS) and New York Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR/KEWR), the world’s longest route, average flying time 18 hr. 45 min.

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)