Singapore Airlines rebuilds US network by bringing A380 back to JFK

Singapore Airlines (SIA1) (SINGY) has brought the Airbus A380 back to New York’s JFK airport as it continues to rebuild its US network following the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The Singaporean flag carrier also said it was restoring daily non-stop flights from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Singapore Changi (SIN) from March 28, 2022.  

That adds to a separate non-stop A350 service from JFK to SIN, meaning SIA now operates three daily flights from New York airports, it said in a press release on March 28, 2022. The A380 route to JFK includes a stop in Frankfurt and features SIA’s newest business class cabin, the airline added.  

The non-stop A350 flights from EWR and JFK mean SIA operates the world’s two longest flights from the New York area, the airline declared. The flights have a flight time of approximately 18 hours and 45 minutes, SIA said.   

With the restored JFK and EWR services, SIA said it has rebuilt more than 90% of its US route network, after the pandemic cut its services to just 3 per week from a previous 57 weekly services. 

“SIA is firmly committed to rebuilding our U.S. route network, and today’s relaunch of larger A380 aircraft and our re-start of nonstop flights at Newark are proof-positive of that commitment,” said Joey Seow, Regional Vice President – Americas at SIA. 


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