United announces the longest scheduled flight by the U.S. carrier

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United Airlines announced on June 1 that it will introduce daily nonstop flights between its Los Angeles (LAX) hub and Singapore’s Changi (SIN), starting from October, subject to government approval. The flight between LAX and SIN 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 (SFO) and Singapore (SIN) 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 13,592 kilometres. The airline will operate both routes with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

Flight UA 37 will depart Los Angeles at 8:55 PM daily, arriving in Singapore at 6:50 AM two days later (all times local). The return flight, UA 38, will depart Singapore’s Changi Airport at 11:00 AM daily, arriving at Los Angeles International Airport at 10:15 AM the same day. Flying times will be approximately 17 hours, 55 minutes westbound and 15 hours, 15 minutes eastbound.

— United Airlines