As it continues to restore its US network following the COVID-19 outbreak, Singapore Airlines (SIA1) (SINGY) has brought the Airbus A380 back to JFK airport in New York.
From March 28, 2022, the Singaporean flag carrier will resume daily nonstop flights from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Singapore Changi (SIN).
With this and a separate non-stop A350 trip from JFK to SIN, SIA now has three daily flights from New York airports, according to a press statement issued on March 28, 2022. According to SIA, the A380 route to JFK includes a stop in Frankfurt and incorporates the airline’s newest business class cabin.
SIA has announced that its non-stop A350 flights from EWR and JFK make it the world’s two longest flights from the New York area. According to SIA, the flights will take about 18 hours and 45 minutes to complete.
With the return of JFK and EWR flights, SIA claims to have rebuilt more than 90% of its US route network after the pandemic reduced service to just three flights per week from 57 previously.
“SIA is firmly committed to rebuilding our U.S. route network, and today’s relaunch of larger A380 aircraft and our re-start of nonstop flights at Newark are proof-positive of that commitment,” said Joey Seow, Regional Vice President – Americas at SIA.