Singapore Airlines will relaunch the world’s longest commercial flight in October, a journey of nearly 19 hours. The daily non-stop journey from Changi to Newark Airport will cover about 10,300 miles and take about 18 hours 45 minutes.
The airline had to cut the route back in 2013 due to higher fuel prices. But starting on October 12, Singapore Airlines will relaunch the flight in response to high customer demand.
“We got a lot of feedback from our customers that they really like the flight because it saves them a lot of time when they’re traveling from the U.S. to Singapore,” Lee SekEng, regional vice president for the Americas at Singapore Airlines, told Yahoo Finance.
The current record holder is Qatar Airways Flight 921 from Auckland to Doha, which takes 17 hours 40 minutes.
The Singapore Airlines flight will use the long-range Airbus A350-900ULR, which will be configured to carry 161 passengers – 67 in business class and 94 in premium economy.