Singapore Airlines and Canyon Ranch, one
world’s premiere integrative wellness brands, have forged a
partnership to re-invent ultra-long-haul travel with a focus on
wellness cuisine, rest and relaxation, and general well-being on
the world’s longest flights.
The Canyon Ranch team of
experts from integrative medicine, exercise, nutrition and other
disciplines – collectively known as Canyon Ranch Wellness
Architects, including the 17th U.S. Surgeon General – has
developed science-based strategies for improved sleep, exercise
and stretching, as well as new, nutrition-focused menus, applied
specifically to SIA’s 18 hour 45 minutes non-stop service
launching on 11 October 2018 between Singapore and New York
(Newark), the world’s longest commercial flight. The programme
will also extend to Singapore-US nonstop services to Los Angeles
and San Francisco.
“SIA is firmly committed to
continually elevating our customers’ experience to be the number
one in the industry. Our new partnership with Canyon Ranch builds
on that commitment, as well as our strong legacy of service,
tapping into their deep expertise and science-based
recommendations and strategies to deliver an even more comfortable
journey for our customers,” said Singapore Airlines Acting Senior
Vice President Customer Experience, Mr Yeoh Phee Teik.
The partnership focuses on two components:
Wellness Cuisines - developed by Canyon Ranch chefs and
nutritionists focused on nutrition and hydration (taking into consideration longer flight duration with less body movement),
combined with bold flavours and textures. These wellness cuisines
are offered in addition to SIA’s own meal selections and creations
by its International Culinary Panel chefs.
• Rest and Relaxation -
which includes sleep strategies designed to help customers in all
cabin classes improve the duration and quality of rest, as well as
specific light settings in providing better cabin ambience for
rest and relaxation. • Guided Stretching Exercises - led by Canyon
Ranch exercise physiologists, accessible via personal seatback
entertainment systems to promote relaxation.
“As a trailblazer
in integrative wellness for four decades, collaborating with the
world’s most awarded airline that has ushered customers globally
for more than 70 years, our affiliation is testimony to heritage
brands that continue to innovate. We are fortunate to provide
transformative wellness to guests on land, at sea and now – in the
air, with a partner that is equally committed to their guests’
experience as we are,” said CEO of Canyon Ranch, Ms. Susan E.
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. SIA’s existing A350-900s feature a
three-class layout with 42 Business Class, 24 Premium Economy
Class and 187 Economy Class seats.
currently has 21 A350-900s in its fleet, with 46 more on order
including the seven ULR variants. The first A350- 900ULR is due for
delivery in September, enabling the launch in October of the
world’s longest non-stop flights, between Singapore and New York
(Newark). Non-stop flights to Los Angeles are due to begin on 2
Together with increased Singapore-San Francisco
non-stop services, SIA will link Singapore and the US with 27
weekly nonstop flights by the end of 2018, while total US
frequency will increase to 53 flights per week.