Singapore Airlines will launch non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles using the new Airbus A350-900ULR (ultra-long-range) aircraft in November.
In addition, the carrier will step up existing daily non-stop Singapore-San Francisco services to ten times per week.
Together with the earlier announced non-stop Singapore-New York services, SIA will link Singapore and the US with 27 weekly non-stop flights by the end of 2018.
Flight SQ38 from Singapore to Los Angeles will commence on November 2nd.
The route will initially be served three times per week, departing Singapore on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Daily operations will commence from November 9th, after an additional A350-900ULR aircraft enters service.
From December 7th, a further three services per week will be added as SQ36, lifting total non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles to ten times per week.
With the introduction of non-stop services between Singapore and Los Angeles, SIA’s existing one-stop service to Los Angeles via Seoul will cease after November 30th.
Singapore-Seoul frequency will be maintained at four flights per day with the introduction of a new Singapore-Seoul return flight from December 1st, operating as flight SQ612.
Together with SIA’s current daily one stop service to Los Angeles via Tokyo, Los Angeles will be served 17 times per week.
SIA will also be increasing frequency on the existing Singapore-San Francisco route with three more weekly flights, with effect from November 28th.
The three additional services will operate as SQ34, departing every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday to San Francisco and will complement existing daily SQ32 non-stop services.
Together with SIA’s current daily one-stop service to San Francisco via Hong Kong, San Francisco will also be served 17 times per week.
“Our US services have always been popular with our customers and we are pleased to be able to provide even more travel options with the launch of non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles, and an increase in frequency on the existing non-stop Singapore-San Francisco route,” said Singapore Airlines chief executive, Goh Choon Phong, said.
“Together with our non-stop flights between Singapore and New York that will launch in October, SIA will redefine the convenience of travelling between Singapore and the United States, delivering on our promise to constantly enhance the travel experience of our customers.”