Singapore Airlines (SIA) will return to New York on 9th November 2020, when they launch non-stop flights between Singapore and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Operating to JFK International Airport would allow Singapore Airlines to better accommodate a mix of passenger and cargo traffic, on their services to New York in the current operating climate. SIA’s non-stop services to New York would also be supported by the growing number of transfer passengers, who can now transit via Singapore’s Changi Airport.
SIA also anticipates significant cargo demand from a range of industries based in the New York metro area, including pharmaceuticals, e-commerce and technology firms. The new service will provide the only non-stop air cargo link from the US Northeast to Singapore, which serves as a regional distribution hub for many major US based companies.
The Airline will operate their Airbus A350-900 aircraft on the route. This aircraft is configured with 42 Business Class, 24 Premium Economy Class and 187 Economy Class seats.
“Operating these flights between Singapore and New York’s JFK International Airport represent an important step in the rebuilding of our global network. Non- stop ultra-long services are the bedrock of our services to the key US market. We will continue to ramp up existing services and reinstate other points, as the demand for both passenger and cargo services return.”Mr. Lee Lik Hsin, Executive Vice President Commercial for Singapore Airlines.
“The fundamental importance of air travel remains unchanged despite the pandemic. Air travel can bridge long distances and physically bring together families and friends, support both business and leisure trips and has a direct impact on economic growth and job creation. That gives us confidence about the medium to long-term prospects for the industry.”
Starting on 9th November 2020, SQ24 will operate three-times weekly from Singapore Changi Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport. From 11th November 2020, SQ23 will operate thrice weekly from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Singapore Changi Airport.
Details of the flight services are shown below:
|Flight||Flight Days||Departure Time*||Arrival Time*||Flight Time|
|SQ 24 SIN-JFK||Mon, Wed, Sat||02:25||07:30||18 hours 5 minutes|
|SQ 23 JFK-SIN||Mon, Wed, Fri||22:30||06:10 (+2 days)||18 hours 40 minutes|
*All timings in local time
JFK Replacing Newark on World's Longest Flight
The new Singapore to New York JFK route will be the world's longest flight, replacing Singapore to Newark. It is also noteworthy that the new Ultra Long Haul flight to JFK will offer Economy Class, as the previous longest non-stop to Newark only offered Business and Premium Economy configurations.
The current Singapore to JFK one stop via Frankfurt service is still suspended.