Tonight, United will launch the only nonstop flights between the United States and Singapore which will also be the longest scheduled 787 flight operated by any airline, and the longest scheduled flight operated by any U.S. carrier, at 8,446 miles.
“Our nonstop service between San Francisco and Singapore further enhances our already unprecedented trans-Pacific route network and builds an even stronger gateway to the Pacific from our San Francisco hub,” said Jim Compton, United’s vice chairman and chief revenue officer. “These flights will offer our customers unique nonstop convenience when traveling to Singapore from the West Coast, with dozens of one-stop options from other cities across the Americas, including more than 26 that did not have one-stop service to Singapore before.”
United Flight 1 will depart San Francisco at 10:55 p.m. daily, arriving at Singapore’s Changi Airport at 6:15 a.m. two days later (all times local). On the return, Flight 2 will depart Singapore at 8:45 a.m. daily, arriving at San Francisco International Airport at 9:15 a.m. the same day. Flying times will be approximately 16 hours, 20 minutes westbound and 15 hours, 30 minutes eastbound.
The flight will be the only non-stop US-Singapore route until Singapore resumes New York and LA flights in 2018 (see – Breaking: Singapore to Restore Non-Stop Flights to NYC & LAX! Regain Longest Flight Title).
With the launch of nonstop San Francisco – Singapore service, United will end its service between Singapore and Tokyo (NRT) effective June 2, 2016 (eastbound). United customers in Singapore may continue to choose to fly to Tokyo by using daily flights on ANA, United’s trans-Pacific joint venture partner, and to make connections at Narita to multiple flights operated both by United and ANA. United will maintain its daily service between Singapore and Hong Kong.