Singapore Airlines, which currently operates the longest nonstop commercial flights between any two destinations in the world on Singapore-Newark (9,525 miles) and Singapore-Los Angeles (8,770 miles) routes, plans to discontinue the flights. The decision has been taken as the airline is selling its A340-500 aircraft that fly on these routes, back to Airbus as part of a deal to purchase A380 and the upcoming A350 aircraft.
After the discontinuation, Qantas’ nonstop from Sydney to Dallas/Fort Worth (8,576 miles) and Delta’s Atlanta-Johannesburg service (8,434 miles) will become the longest nonstop flights in the world.
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Singapore Airlines to drop world’s longest flights