From Nov 2, Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be launching non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles using the new Airbus A350-900ULR (ultra-long-range) aircraft.
In addition, SIA will step up existing daily non-stop Singapore-San Francisco services to 10 times per week.
The route will initially be served three times per week, departing Singapore on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, the national carrier said in a press release.
Daily operations will commence from Nov 9 2018 after an additional A350-900ULR aircraft enters service. A further three services per week will be added from Dec 7, bringing the total non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles to 10 times per week.
Together with the earlier announced non-stop Singapore-New York services, SIA will link Singapore and the US with 27 weekly non-stop flights by the end of 2018.
“Our US services have always been popular with our customers. 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 Singapore Airlines CEO, Mr Goh Choon Phong.
“Together with our non-stop flights between Singapore and New York that will launch in October, SIA will redefine the convenience of travelling between Singapore and the United States, delivering on our promise to constantly enhance the travel experience of our customers.”
SIA will be the first airline in the world to operate the A350-900ULR, with seven on firm order with Airbus.
This ultra-long-range aircraft will be configured in a two-class layout, with 67 Business Class seats and 94 Premium Economy Class seats.