Singapore Airlines (SIA) will return to New York on November 9, when it launches non-stop flights between Singapore and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The arrangement will allow SIA to better accommodate a mix of passenger and cargo traffic on its services to New York in the current operating climate, the airline said in a press statement.
SIA’s non-stop services to New York will also be supported by the growing number of transfer passengers who can now transit via Singapore’s Changi Airport.
Below are the details of the flight services:
In addition, the national carrier 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 thereby providers the only non-stop air cargo link from the Northeast US to Singapore – which serves as a regional distribution hub for many major US-based companies.
SIA will operate the Airbus A350-900 long-range 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," said Lee Lik Hsin, Executive Vice President Commercial for Singapore Airlines.
"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."