Singapore Airlines Launches World’s Longest A380 Flight

Singapore Airlines, the world’s largest commercial airline by fleet size, announced it will be operating A380s on all its flights in a new service between Singapore and London. The 60-minute flight will be scheduled…

Singapore Airlines Launches World's Longest A380 Flight

Singapore Airlines, the world’s largest commercial airline by fleet size, announced it will be operating A380s on all its flights in a new service between Singapore and London.

The 60-minute flight will be scheduled to depart from Singapore at 2:10 a.m. GMT, landing at Heathrow on Aug. 19, according to a statement from the airline.

Singapore Airlines currently operates the world’s longest commercial flight, a four-hour nonstop journey between Singapore and New York, which only has three of the world’s largest airliners. The new flight will have five A380s on board.

“Our guests from London will be delighted to fly on the world’s biggest aircraft, with two or three rooms that allows them to relax on board,” said Catharine Sang, chief operating officer of Singapore Airlines.

“For our guests from the UK, having a seat at the very top of the aircraft will offer a unique 360-degree view of the City while we keep our way of life authentic,” she added.

U.S. and European travelers traveling to London will have to make a separate booking for the nonstop flight, although they will be able to take part in the new service when it launches in November.

Flights will have 10 economy seats per row and two extra-legroom seats per row, the airline said.

The A380 is the world’s biggest twin-engine jetliner, capable of carrying up to 850 passengers in a three-class configuration.

The airline also recently added its largest Boeing 777-300ER, the largest passenger airplane currently flying. It is also developing a mid-size aircraft to carry 400 passengers.

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