Yes, you heard that correctly. Singapore Airlines is relaunching the worlds longest flight, but not to Newark. Instead, they will be flying to JFK nonstop with their A350. Yes, not the A350-900ULR but the A350-900.
SQ24 Singapore to New York JFK departing 2:25AM arriving 7:30AM
SQ23 New York JFK to Singapore departing 10:30PM arriving 6:10AM (+2 days)
These flights will start as of November 9th with the flight to JFK operating on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays with the flight to Singapore operating on Monday, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. This means that the A350 will be sitting in New York for 15 hours two days a week.
This flight also technically creates a new record for longest flight at 9537 miles vs 9534 at Newark.
Singapore Airlines says:
"Operating to JFK International Airport would allow Singapore Airlines to better accommodate a mix of passenger and cargo traffic on its services to New York in the current operating climate. SIA’s non-stop services to New York would also be supported by the growing number of transfer passengers who can now transit via Singapore’s Changi Airport.
SIA also anticipates significant cargo demand from a range of industries based in the New York metro area, including pharmaceuticals, e-commerce and technology firms. The new service will provide the only non-stop air cargo link from the U.S. Northeast to Singapore, which serves as a regional distribution hub for many major U.S.-based companies."