This summer, United Airlines will debut its first long-haul flight between San Francisco and Singapore, opening up new doors to Asia and North America. The new route, from San Francisco International Airport to Singapore Changi Airport, will offer daily nonstop service across 8,446 miles—the longest scheduled flight operated by any U.S. carrier.
“We are very excited about introducing nonstop flights between San Francisco and Singapore,” said Marcel Fuchs, vice president of Atlantic and Pacific sales for United Airlines. “This long-awaited service has been made possible by the newest version of our customer-pleasing Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and will offer unique benefits to customers traveling between our West Coast hub at San Francisco and Singapore. Customers arriving to San Francisco will have dozens of options to connect to other cities across the Americas.”
The trans-Pacific flight will depart San Francisco at 11:25 p.m. and arrive in Singapore at 6:45 a.m. two days later. The return flight departs Singapore at 8:45 a.m. and arrives in San Francisco at 9:15 a.m. the same day. It will take approximately 15 hours and 30 minutes eastbound and 16 hours and 20 minutes westbound.
The new nonstop service connects Asia-bound passengers to more one-stop flights from the Americas. Within the U.S., more than 40 cities, including 26 cities currently without one-stop service to Singapore, will have increased connectivity to the Southeast Asian hub. United and United Express operate more than 270 daily flights from San Francisco to 80 destinations throughout North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.
After the Singapore-San Francisco route becomes effective June 1, 2016, United will cease service from San Francisco International Airport to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport. However, the airline will maintain daily flights between Singapore and Hong Kong. Travelers from San Francisco will be able to make connections in Tokyo via All Nippon Airways (ANA).