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Sun, 19 June 2016

Singapore Airlines to Increase U.S. Flights; Suspend Sao Paulo Service

Singapore Airlines has announced that it will launch non-stop flights between Singapore and San Francisco, and add a second daily service to Los Angeles.

The Singapore-San Francisco flights will be operated on a daily basis, with effect from 23 October 2016, using Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

Singapore Airlines currently serves San Francisco twice-daily, with one flight operating via Hong Kong and the other via Seoul Incheon.

With the launch of non-stop Singapore-San Francisco services, the Singapore-Seoul-San Francisco flight will be re-routed to operate as a Singapore-Seoul-Los Angeles service, also from 23 October 2016. This will result in a second daily service to Los Angeles, complementing existing flights that operate on a Singapore-Tokyo Narita-Los Angeles routing.

Flying time for the new Singapore-San Francisco services will be between 14.35 hours and 17.45 hours depending on direction and time of year, over a journey of around 13,600km.

 They will be the longest flights in Singapore Airlines network until 2018, when a new variant of the A350-900 will enter service, enabling even longer flights between Singapore and both Los Angeles and New York.

 Singapore Airlines is the launch customer for the new variant, the A350-900ULR, with seven of the type on order.

Our customers have been asking us to offer more US services and we are pleased to be able to do so. With new non-stop San Francisco flights and the increase in frequency to Los Angeles, customers will have two flights to choose from each day to both of these popular US West Coast destinations, said Senior Vice President Marketing Planning, Ms Lee Wen Fen.

The A350-900 is able to operate non-stop San Francisco flights on a year-round basis, although depending on headwinds there will be some payload restrictions which will result in some seats not being offered for sale.

 The aircraft is configured with 253 seats in Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class.

Flights will be timed to depart Singapore in the morning, also arriving in San Francisco in the morning to enable onward connections to other destinations. Return flights from San Francisco will also depart in the morning, arriving in Singapore in the early evening.

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Singapore Airlines has decided to suspend services to Sao Paulo in Brazil.

Singapore Airlines operates three weekly flights to Sao Paulo via Barcelona and the last flight will be operated on 20 October 2016.

Services between Singapore and Barcelona will continue. 

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