Best & Worst 2018 - Travel

Boracay in the Philippines is all cleaned up and ready for tourists. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Boracay in the Philippines is all cleaned up and ready for tourists. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Singapore Airlines (SIA) relaunched its non-stop flight to New York on Oct 11, five years after axing it. Flight SQ22 remade history with the sleek, fuel-efficient Airbus 350-900ULR, which SIA is the first airline to fly.

Now that the carrier is delving deep into the lucrative American market with new non-stop flights to New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and, next September, Seattle, travellers will fly in style and comfort on game-changing long-haul planes to the United States, a desirably diverse destination with world-class cities, nature unbound and everything in between.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 23, 2018, with the headline 'Best & Worst 2018 - Travel'. Print Edition | Subscribe