United Airlines Launches World’s Longest Flight to the U.S.: Singapore to Los Angeles
SINGAPORE, October 29, 2017 – United Airlines (UAL) today inaugurated its nonstop Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service from Singapore (SIN) to its hub at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). United is the only airline operating a direct flight between Singapore and Los Angeles. To celebrate, passengers of the inaugural flight were greeted by iconic Hollywood celebrity impersonators and invited to participate in a cake-cutting ceremony. The celebration was attended by guests including Mr. Lee Seow Hiang, the CEO of Changi Airport Group, and Ms. Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath, the Chargé d’affaires, a.i., at the U.S. Embassy in Singapore. Marcel Fuchs, United’s Vice President of Atlantic and Pacific Sales, said: “United is proud to launch the long-awaited Singapore-Los Angeles route for our customers in Singapore. The addition of this new exclusive service to our existing Singapore-San Francisco nonstop service gives more options for our customers to conveniently connect to our extensive U.S. network over both gateways.”
Flight UA 38 will depart Singapore’s Changi Airport at 11:00 a.m. daily, arriving at Los Angeles International Airport at 11:15 a.m. the same day. The return flight, UA 37, will depart Los Angeles at 9:25 p.m. daily, arriving in Singapore at 6:20 a.m. two days later (all times local). Flying time will be approximately 15 hours, 15 minutes eastbound, and 17 hours, 55 minutes westbound. Customers flying United’s service between Singapore and Los Angeles will be able to save up to nearly two hours journey time each way, compared with the current United schedule via San Francisco.
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