If media reports are to be believed ultra-long range Airbus A350-900 aircraft said to be globe-spanning is set to redefine long-haul flying in the days to come. The “world’s longest flights” are on their way now. According to the reports, Singapore Airlines is planning launch new Airbus A350-900 aircraft, which is designed to save time without making a stopover for refueling.
Qantas Airways is presently operating Airbus A380 aircraft between Dallas/Fort Worth and Sydney, which is said to be the world’s longest flight. Another significant long-haul route worth mentioning is that of Qatar Airways, which operates flights to Doha from Auckland with the help of a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft.
The Airbus A380 aircraft flown by Qantas Airways offers 14 first class suites and 64 fully lie-flat business class seats to its customers. The aircraft offers a total of 400 seats, including those in premium economy and economy class.
The long-haul flying is however set to change for the better when Singapore launches its new ultra-long range Airbus A350-900 aircraft in 2018. Though the aircraft was created as a bespoke for Singapore Airlines but it is now being actively considered by many other airlines. The launch of the new aircraft will help Singapore’s national flag carrier to resume its nonstop flights to New York, which involves flight duration of 19 hours. Singapore Airlines, which is also a Star Alliance member, is currently operating flights to San Francisco and Los Angeles via Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong. The airline is also conducting flights to New York via Frankfurt, and also flights to Houston with stopover in Moscow.
Singapore Airlines considers both New York and Los Angeles routes as lucrative. The airline’s new ultra-long range Airbus A350-900 aircraft will be offering next-generation business class seats to the customers traveling to the United States.