United Airlines today announced that it will introduce daily nonstop flights between its Los Angeles International Airport hub and Singapore’s Changi Airport, effective Oct. 27, 2017 (westbound), subject to government approval.
The flight between Los Angeles and Singapore will set the new distance record for any airline operating a flight to or from the United States, at 8,700 miles.
United’s existing service between San Francisco International Airport and Singapore started one year ago, June 1, 2016 and holds the current record for the longest scheduled 787 flight operated by any airline and is currently the longest scheduled flight operated by any U.S. carrier, at 8,446 miles.
The airline will operate both routes with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
“Whether our customers are on leisure or business travel, United is making travel to Singapore easier and even more convenient than ever before and customers arriving to Los Angeles will have multiple opportunities to connect to hundreds of United destinations in the U.S., Canada and Latin America,” said Dave Hilfman, United’s senior vice president of Worldwide Sales. “Our commitment to our Los Angeles hub is more than 50 years strong and with today’s new Singapore service announcement, we continue to strengthen our position as the leading U.S. carrier to Asia.”
Flight UA 37 will depart Los Angeles at 8:55 p.m. daily, arriving in Singapore at 6:50 a.m. two days later (all times local). The return flight, UA 38, will depart Singapore’s Changi Airport at 11:00 a.m. daily, arriving at Los Angeles International Airport at 10:15 a.m. the same day. Flying times will be approximately 17 hours, 55 minutes westbound and 15 hours, 15 minutes eastbound.
United has timed arrival to Los Angeles from Singapore to provide optimal connections to more than 20 U.S. cities. From its LAX hub, United operates more than 130 flights to over 40 airports across the U.S., including more seats to top business centers in New York, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, Houston and Washington, D.C. than any other airline.
United’s hub at Los Angeles International Airport is a key gateway offering service to Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the domestic U.S. network. Over the last two years, United has invested more than $570 million in its LAX hub with renovations designed to add greater convenience and comfort. As a result of this investment, customers are enjoying new state-of-the-art ticketing lobby, gate and bag areas, employee areas, and a brand new United Club lounge. From Los Angeles, United operates daily nonstop service to four Asia-Pacific destinations including Melbourne, Tokyo/Narita, Shanghai and Sydney and serves more Hawaiian Islands locations non-stop than any other airline.
“We are proud that United Airlines will set a new record for the longest nonstop route by a domestic carrier right here at LAX. This historic route to Singapore will bring more flights, tourists and economic growth to Los Angeles,” said Deborah Flint, CEO of Los Angeles World Airports. “United’s daily nonstop flight to Singapore will further strengthen L.A.’s cultural and economic relationship with Singapore.”
United’s 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will feature a total of 252 seats: 48 United Polaris business class, 204 United Economy, including 88 Economy Plus.
United Airlines has served Singapore for more than 30 years and today operates daily nonstop service between Singapore and San Francisco with Boeing 787-9 aircraft. With the launch of new nonstop service between Singapore and Los Angeles on Oct. 29, the airline will terminate service from Hong Kong to Singapore on Oct. 27, and from Singapore to Hong Kong on Oct. 28.
United will continue to operate daily service between Singapore and San Francisco.