Singapore Airlines Drops World’s Longest Flight

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The distinction of offering the longest commercial flight in the world will soon fall to Qantas now that Singapore Airlines plans to cancel its record setting 19-hour flights between Newark and Singapore. The move is part of an adjustment to the airline’s fleet that involves removing its Airbus A340-500 planes — which are used on these flights — from service and adding 5 new A380 aircraft to Singapore Airlines’ fleet.

Qantas route between Sydney and Dallas will become the new record-holder once the Singapore flights are discontinued.

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