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Singapore Air to Take World’s Longest Flight Crown From Emirates

  • Non-stop flights planned for New York with new Airbus A350
  • SIA to beat proposed Emirates's Dubai-Panama City trip
The Airbus A350 next to a Singapore Airlines plane in Singapore.

The Airbus A350 next to a Singapore Airlines plane in Singapore.

Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg
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Singapore Airlines Ltd. is poised to regain the title of world’s longest flight with a nonstop service to New York.

The 19-hour journey covering more than 15,300 kilometers (9,300 miles) will beat the proposed 13,821-kilometer flight that Emirates intends to start in February from its Dubai home to Panama City. Singapore Air will take delivery of an ultra-long range version of Airbus Group SE’s A350 in 2018 for the nonstop service, the carrier said in an e-mailed statement Tuesday.