SIA's Singapore-Newark service: Getting comfy for world's longest flight

SIA is sparing no effort to help passengers feel and look good when its new non-stop S'pore-Newark service, which covers 16,700km in 19 hours, launches in October.

A 19-hour flight from Singapore to Newark is not the easiest of journeys. For that, Singapore Airlines will ensure a good rest, great food and extra in-flight entertainment for passengers.
The first of seven Airbus 350-900ULR (ultra-long-range) aircraft that SIA has ordered.
The first of seven Airbus 350-900ULR (ultra-long-range) aircraft that SIA has ordered. PHOTO: AIRBUS
The plane will be delivered to SIA in September and will be used to launch the non-stop Singapore-Newark service from Oct 11, 2018.
The plane will be delivered to SIA in September and will be used to launch the non-stop Singapore-Newark service from Oct 11, 2018. PHOTO: AIRBUS

Singapore Airlines (SIA) is pulling out all the stops to help passengers getting off its Singapore-Newark service, which starts on Oct 11, forget that they have just been on the world's longest commercial flight.

From offering a healthier and lighter menu to reduce gas and indigestion, to choosing cabin lights conducive for sleep, SIA wants its customers to feel and look good after 19 hours in the air.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 29, 2018, with the headline 'Getting comfy for world's longest flight'. Subscribe