United Airlines is set to create history with the launch of world’s longest nonstop flight between Singapore and Los Angeles effective from October 27, 2017. The total flight distance would be over 14,000 km. The route will be served with the help of a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. This will be the longest scheduled direct flight to be conducted from United States to any country in the world.
Media reports said that the westbound flight from southern California’s Los Angeles International Airport to bustling Singapore’s Changi Airport would involve flight duration of nearly 18 hours, while the eastbound flight from Singapore to Los Angeles would be of about 15 hours. The return flight would be operational from October 29.
According to the new schedule, Flight LA37 will depart from Los Angeles daily at 20:55 hours and reach Singapore at 06:50 hours after two days because of time zone differences. The flight duration would be of nearly 18 hours. The return Flight LA38 will make its departure from Singapore daily at 11:00 hours and arrives in Los Angeles at 10:15 hours the same day. The flight duration will be of over 15 hours.
A spokesperson of United Airlines said that it is hoped that the new flight schedule will be welcomed by both business and leisure travelers visiting from either countries. United Airlines is currently operating over 130 flights services from its Los Angeles hub to more than 40 destinations across the U.S., which among others include Houston, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, New York, Washington DC, and many more.
The nonstop flights from Los Angeles to Singapore will be operated with the help of a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, configured with three travel classes – United Polaris (Business Class), Economy Plus and Economy Class. The airline will offer 48 seats in United Polaris, 88 seats in Economy Plus and 204 seats in Economy Class. Both United Airlines and Singapore Airlines are presently members of global airline alliance Star Alliance.