Singapore Airlines has announced a number of changes to routes to North and South America with effect from October 2016, with a new service using their new A350-900 of which three are currently in service.
Non-Stop to San Francisco
The new aircraft will enable SIA to launch their previously announced non-stop flights between Singapore and San
Francisco. This daily flight will take replace the current Singapore-Seoul-San Francisco service, which will now operate as a second flight to Los Angeles, via Seoul Incheon. This change will take effect from 23rd October 2016, subject to regulatory approval.
The existing Singapore-Hong Kong-San Francisco and Singapore-Tokyo Narita-Los Angeles will continue daily services.
The new non-stop Singapore-San Francisco services, with a flying time of between 14:35hrs and 17:45hrs, depending on the direction and time of year, will be the longest flight in the airline’s network, until the arrival of the ultra-long range variant A350-900ULR sometime in 2018 which goes into service on the Singapore-Los Angeles and Singapore-New York routes.
Singapore Airlines is the Launch Customer for this new A350 variant, with seven 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. Senior Vice President Marketing Planning, Lee Wen Fen
The new Singapore-San Francisco flights will depart Singapore in the morning for a morning arrival in San Francisco making onward connections more convenient. This morning turnaround for the return to Singapore will have passengers disembarking in Changi Airport, Singapore in the early evening.
Suspension of service to Sao Paulo
Sustained weak performance on this route has been cited as the reason for the suspension of the thrice weekly flights Singapore to Sao Paulo via Barcelona with effect from 20th October 2016. the Singapore-Barcelona service will continue.
Singapore Airlines also flies to the United States via Moscow to Houston and via Frankfurt to New York JFK.