Singapore eyes service to Dublin as it takes delivery of first A350-900ULR

  • A350-900ULR wil restart Singapore-Newark
  • Longest scheduled air route in the world
  • Discussions with dublin airport have reopened
  • 39 A350-900 on order

Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of the first of seven Airbus A350-900ULR aircraft it has on order and will use it to relaunch non-stop flights between Singapore and New York Newark on October 11.

The aircraft, which has business and premium economy seats only, will operate Singapore Airlines’ non-stop flights to Los Angeles starting in November. Singapore will also use the ULR to san Francisco.

Singapore Airlines is the launch customer for the ULR (ultra-long range), an extended-range variant of Airbus’s current A350-900 model with a range of 9,700 nautical miles and 20 hours of flying.

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It has 161 seats, 67 in business class and 94 in premium economy similar to the current A350-900 business and economy configuration.

Singapore Airlines are also taking delivery of new medium-haul A350-900s featuring the fully flat regional business class seat product it recently introduced on its Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft.

There are 21 A350-900s already in its fleet and 39 more on order, opening up the possibility of a Dublin service first discussed when Joe Hogan was country manager for Singapore in Ireland in 2000.

Singapore Airlines detailed Adelaide (December 17) and Brisbane (2019) as initial destinations for its new A350-900s.

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The A350-900ULR Newark service will reclaim the longest air route in the world for Singapore, from Qantas London-Perth service.

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