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Singapore Airlines reinstates non-stop New York with A350 flights to JFK

Singapore Airlines will reinstate the world's longest passenger flight, shifting its former non-stop New York services to the city's JFK airport from November 2020

Singapore Airlines has announced it is returning to a familiar city next month, with non-stop flights to New York restarting on 9th November 2020 using its 3-class Airbus A350 aircraft. The news also marks a shift from previous operation on the route, to and from Newark, with the airline this time announcing it will instead be using the city’s JFK airport.

Meanwhile the airline’s daily Airbus A380 service to New York via Frankfurt remains suspended, last operating in mid-March 2020 as the COVID-19 situation started to take hold.

New York will be the second US city served by Singapore Airlines since schedules were severely cut in March and April 2020 due to COVID-19, with the carrier in fact never totally ceasing service on its non-stop Los Angeles route.

It becomes the 35th SIA destination worldwide.


The schedule

Singapore Airlines has picked a new flight number pairing for this route, rather than using the SQ22/21 designators previously used on its non-stop A350 ULR Newark flights.

Initially this new SQ24 service will operate three times per week, departing Singapore in the early hours every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, with an early morning arrival into JFK at 7.30am the same morning.

On the return leg, SQ23 will depart from JFK at 10.30pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with arrival into Changi just after 6am two days later.

From 9th November 2020
(11th November 2020 JFK-SIN)