United Airlines is increasing their Asian routes with new daily nonstop flights between Los Angeles and Singapore. The flights will travel between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Singapore’s Changi Airport (SIN) beginning Oct. 27, 2017.
According to United Airlines, 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 International Airport (SFO) and SIN started in 2016, and according to United, holds the current record for the longest scheduled 787 flight operated by any airline, at 8,446 miles.
“Whether our customers are on leisure or business travel, United is making travel to Singapore easier and even more convenient than ever before and customers arriving to Los Angeles will have multiple opportunities to connect to hundreds of United destinations in the U.S., Canada and Latin America,” said Dave Hilfman, United’s senior vice president of Worldwide Sales. “Our commitment to our Los Angeles hub is more than 50 years strong and with today’s new Singapore service announcement, we continue to strengthen our position as the leading U.S. carrier to Asia.”
United said they have timed the return flight’s arrival to LAX from SIN to provide optimal connections to more than 20 U.S. cities. From its LAX hub, United operates more than 130 flights to over 40 airports across the U.S.