A Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900 plane takes off at Changi Airport in Singapore March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo
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Singapore Airlines said on Wednesday that it will relaunch the world's longest commercial flight in October, a journey of almost 19 hours from the city-state to New York, but it will not be available to economy travellers.The daily, non-stop journey from Changi to Newark Airport will cover about 16,700 kilometers and take about 18 hours 45 minutes, the airline said in a statement.The Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight will use the long-range Airbus A350-900ULR, which will be configured to carry 161 passengers -- 67 in business class and 94 in premium economy.The airline had flown a similar route from 2004 until 2013 but cancelled it as it fell short of revenue expectations. However Sobie noted that SIA pioneered the ultra long-haul route and had done a lot of research.
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