World’s longest flight touches down in New York

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Singapore Airlines has set the record for the longest flight ever.

Over the weekend Flight SQ22 landed in New York. It had flown direct from Singapore – a 17.5-hour journey.

The flight, which covered 16,700 kilometres, had 150 passengers and 17 crew on board.

The first new non-stop flight between Singapore and New York departed Changi International Airport on October 11 at 11:37pm (Singapore time) and arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport a day later, at 5:29am (US Eastern time).

The new route used an Airbus A350-900ULR (Ultra Long Range) for the journey.

Singapore airlines will now continue this service three times a week.

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  1. wow i was researching that plane the A350 XWB ULR (ultra long range) fpr ages finnally they do the flight yay im so happy

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