Singapore Airlines to launch world's longest non-stop commercial flight
( 2003-10-16 10:25) (Xinhua)
announced on Wednesday that it is to launch direct flight service from
Singapore to Los Angeles, the United States, in February 2004, which will be the
world's longest non-stop commercial flight.
The Singapore national carrier said that the flight will take about 16 hours.
It said it is also planning to launch a direct 18-hour flight service from
the city-state to New York in August next year.
For passengers, the non-stop direct flight services mean the saving of two
hours to Los Angeles and up to six hours to New York.