SIA launches non-stop flights between Singapore and San Francisco

SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines's (SIA) non-stop flight to San Francisco was launched on Sunday (Oct 23), ending a three-year hiatus where it cancelled the service over a weakening global economy and high oil prices. 

The inaugural flight, SQ32, which departed for San Francisco on Sunday morning, also happens to be the 10,000th aircraft delivered by Airbus.

The new flights are the longest in the Singapore Airlines network, with flying time ranging from 14:35 hours and 17:45 hours depending on direction and time of year.

Passengers departing from Singapore and San Francisco received an exclusive gift pack with collectables. Three of them even walked away with 10,000 KrisFlyer miles and $350 worth of KrisShop vouchers.

The new fleet of A350-900 is designed to ensure comfortable long haul flights, with its higher ceilings, larger windows and wider body.

That's not all. 

SIA has also acquired the ultra-long-range variant of the A350, which will enable the carrier to launch even longer flights to Los Angeles and New York. 

The new planes will arrive in two years. 

Meanwhile, check out the special features onboard the A350-900 here: Bigger legroom, more non-stop long-haul flights with SIA's new A350 planes

Water cannon salute welcome for Singapore's very first A350 aircraft! Can you spot the rainbow?

Posted by AsiaOne on Wednesday, March 2, 2016