United Airlines has announced that it will introduce daily non-stop flights between San Francisco and Singapore from June 1 (westbound), subject to government approval.
The carrier will be the first airline to offer the non-stop service between the two destinations, and this will be the only non-stop service to the US from Singapore.
United will use the world’s most advanced passenger airplane, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, to operate the service.
Measured by distance, the San Francisco - Singapore service will be the longest scheduled 787 flight operated by any airline and the longest scheduled flight operated by any US carrier, at 8,446 miles.
Flight UA1 will depart San Francisco at 23:25 daily, arriving in Singapore at 06:45 two days later (all times local). The return flight, UA2, will depart Singapore’s Changi Airport at 08:45 daily, arriving at San Francisco International Airport at 09:15 the same day.
Flying times will be approximately 15 hours, 30 minutes eastbound and 16 hours, 20 minutes westbound. The Boeing 787-9 aircraft will feature a total of 252 seats – 48 in United BusinessFirst and 204 in United Economy, including 88 Economy Plus seats with added legroom and increased personal space.