San Francisco - Singapore with Boeing 787-9 United, from 1 June to 2016
The battle of long flights begins to be more dynamic. If, at present, the longest flight is operated by a Airbus A380 Qantas, on the route Dallas - Sydney, year 2016 will bring changes in the ranking.
United will fly with Boeing 787-9 between San Francisco and Singapore. The distance from 13 593 km will be traveled in 16 hours and 20 minutes (flight to Singapore). It will be the longest route in the world operated by a Dreamliner aircraft. At the same time, it will be the longest flight operated by an American airline.
Currently, flights between San Francisco and Singapore are operated via Tokyo or Hong Kong, and their duration is significantly longer compared to the duration of a direct flight.
San Francisco - Singapore direct flight schedule with Boeing 787-9 United:
UA001 San Francisco (SFO) 23: 25 - 06: 45 + 2 Singapore (SIN)
UA002 Singapore (SIN) 08: 45 - 09: 15 San Francisco (SFO)
Over the past two years, United has launched direct flights from San Francisco to Chengdu, China; Taipei, Taiwan and Tokyo-Haneda, Japan. Following are Singapore and Xi'an, China.