Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be launching non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles using the new Airbus A350-900ULR aircraft in November, and step up existing daily non-stop Singapore-San Francisco services to 10 times per week.
Flight SQ38 from Singapore to Los Angeles will commence on November 2, 2018. The route will initially be served thrice a week, departing Singapore on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Daily operations will commence from November 9, 2018 after an additional A350-900ULR aircraft enters service. From December 7, 2018, a further three services per week will be added as SQ36, increasing total non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles to 10 times per week.
With the introduction of non-stop services between Singapore and Los Angeles, SIA’s existing service to Los Angeles via Seoul will cease after November 30, 2018. The Singapore-Seoul frequency will be maintained at four flights per day with the introduction of a new Singapore-Seoul return flight from December 1, 2018, operating as flight SQ612.
SIA will also be increasing frequency on the existing Singapore-San Francisco route with three more weekly flights, with effect from November 28, 2018. The new services will operate as SQ34, departing every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday to San Francisco and will complement existing daily SQ32 non-stop services.
SIA will be the first airline in the world to operate the A350-900ULR, with seven on firm order with Airbus. This ultra-long-range aircraft will be configured in a two-class layout, with 67 Business Class seats and 94 Premium Economy Class seats.