Aussies will soon be able to explore a bit of Southeast Asia before hitting up Tinseltown with Singapore Airlines’ new non-stop service between Singapore and Los Angeles.

Singapore Airlines will commence its first direct service to L.A. on 2 November 2018 using the new Airbus A350-900ULR (ultra-long-range) aircraft designed to offer ultimate comfort with only 67 seats in Business Class and 94 in Premium Economy.

Initially SQ38 and SQ36 will fly three times weekly on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. This will increase to daily from 9 November 2018 and then rise again to 10 times per week from 7 December 2018.


Once the Singapore-L.A. route is up and running, Singapore Airlines confirmed that it will retire its one-stop Los Angeles via Seoul flights from 30 November, however, Singapore-Seoul frequency will be maintained at four flights per day with the introduction of a new Singapore-Seoul return flight from 1 December 2018.

Chief Executive, Goh Choon Phong, said the airline is redefining “convenience of travelling” to the US by providing flyers with more options.


“Our US services have always been popular with our customers and we are pleased to be able to provide even more travel options.”

Goh Choon Phong, Singapore Airlines Chief Executive

The new route along with the existing non-stop Singapore-San Francisco service, which will increase to 10 times weekly from 28 November, and the forthcoming direct Singapore-New York flights will bring the airline’s operations to the US up to 27 flights weekly by the end of 2018.


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