World’s longest flight lands in NY from Singapore

Cornelia Mascio
Ottobre 14, 2018

The world's longest direct commercial flight flying from Singapore to NY touched down at Newark Liberty International airport around 5:30am ET on October 12, after just under 19 hours of flight.

The flight unseated Qatar Airways from the current record for the world's longest flight, a 17-hour 40-minute marathon journey from Doha to Auckland.

In the video above, we break down the flight with insights from Singapore Airlines and aviation experts.

When Singapore Airlines canceled the route five years ago, kerosene prices were above $120 a barrel; it announced plans to restart two years later, when the price had dropped by 50 percent. The revamped model consumes 25 percent less fuel than aircraft of a similar size and performance, according to Maria Luisa Lucas Ugena, Airbus's head of A350 product marketing.

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