Singapore Airlines (SIA) will launch non-stop flights between Singapore Changi Airport and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) using the new Airbus A350-900ULR aircraft in November.
The airline will eventually operate to LAX 10 times per week but the route will initially be served three times per week, departing Singapore on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Daily operations will commence from 9 November 2018 after an additional A350-900ULR aircraft enters service. From 7 December 2018, a further three services per week will be added.
In addition, SIA will step up existing daily non-stop Singapore to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) flights from seven to 10 times per week starting on 28 November. Together with SIA’s current daily one-stop service to SFO via Hong Kong, SFO will also be served 17 times per week.
SIA earlier announced a non-stop Singapore-New York service, which means it will link Singapore and the US with 27 weekly non-stop flights by the end of 2018.
With the introduction of non-stop services between Singapore and LAX, SIA’s existing one-stop service to LAX via Seoul will cease after 30 November 2018. Singapore-Seoul frequency will be maintained at four flights per day with the introduction of a new Singapore-Seoul return flight from 1 December 2018. Together with SIA’s current daily one stop service to LAX via Tokyo, LAX will be served 17 times per week.
“Our US services have always been popular with our customers and we are pleased to be able to provide even more travel options with the launch of non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles, and an increase in frequency on the existing non-stop Singapore-San Francisco route,” said SIA CEO, Goh Choon Phong.
SIA will be the first airline in the world to operate the A350-900ULR, with seven on firm order with Airbus. It now has 21 A350-900s in its fleet, with 46 more on order including the seven ULR variants. The first A350-900ULR is due for delivery in September, enabling the launch in October of the world’s longest non-stop flights, between Singapore and New York (Newark).