Singapore Airlines to launch world’s longest non-stop flight
Singapore Airlines is all set to launch the world’s first non-stop flight with almost 20 hours in the air, by the end of this year. Singapore Airlines’ newest plane, the Airbus A350-900ULR will connect Singapore to New York.
On April 23, the plane had its first test flight, an almost five-hour round-trip that launched from the airframer’s assembly plant in Toulouse, France. The Ultra Long-Range will be able to fly a remarkable 11,160 miles, an increase of more than 1,800 miles over the standard A350. It means that Singapore Airlines will reclaim the crown of running the world’s longest non-stop air route.
Keeping passengers’ comfort in mind, the A350s share Airbus’ design philosophy that makes the aircraft cabin feel more like a room, rather than a long tube, reports CNN. The plane has high ceilings, sophisticated LED lighting, almost vertical sidewalls and a low noise level.