No economy flyers in world’s longest flight by SIA

It allows more space for its cabin that can host 161 passengers.

Bloomberg reported that Singapore Airlines (SIA) will not seat economy classes in its Singapore-New York flights which will poise SIA to reclaim the world’s longest commercial flight from Qatar Airways’ Doha-Aukland route.

With a 10,400-mile jump, SIA’s Airbus Jet can only carry 161 passengers compared to the 253 passengers in its existing A350-900 so as to allow for more space as the vessel will be home to 67 flat-bed seats for the business class and 94 premium economy places arranged at the rear.

Meanwhile, the premium-economy seats offer an eight-inch recline whilst its pitch or the distance between yours and the one in front is a standard 38 inches.

It was in September when SIA received the first of the seven Airbus A350-900 Ultra Long Range aircraft that will fly the route starting 11 October, as well as for the non-stop services to Los Angeles starting in November. Amongst its features are higher ceilings, larger windows, an extra wide body, quieter cabins and lighting designed to reduce jetlag. Its carbon composite airframe also allows for improved air quality due to a more optimised cabin altitude and humidity levels.

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