Daily non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles on United Airlines from October

File photo of two United Airlines aircraft at San Francisco International Airport.
File photo of two United Airlines aircraft at San Francisco International Airport. PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - From Oct 29 this year, United Airlines will have daily non-stop flights between Singapore's Changi Airport and the Los Angeles International Airport, the airline announced on Friday (June 2).

The new schedule, subject to government approval, will see UA 38 depart Changi Airport at 11am daily, arriving at Los Angeles International Airport at 10.15 am the same day, with a flying time of about 15hr.

The return flight, UA 37, will depart Los Angeles at 8.55pm daily, arriving in Singapore at 6.50am two days later, with a flight time of about 18hr.

United's vice president of Atlantic and Pacific Sales Marcel Fuchs said that the flights showcased the airline's "firm commitment to making travel between Singapore and the United States and beyond more convenient and enjoyable for our customers".

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At more than 14,000km, the new route, using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, is expected to be the longest scheduled non-stop flight to or from the US, said United Airlines.

Travellers from Singapore are expected to save almost two hours of flight time to the US using the new service, compared to United's existing service between Singapore and the San Francisco International Airport.