From 9 November 2020, Singapore Airlines (SIA) will launch non-stop flights between Singapore and John F. Kennedy International Airport. The new routes SQ23 and SQ24 will operate three times a week using the Airbus A350-900 long-range aircraft. This aircraft is configured with 42 Business Class, 24 Premium Economy Class and 187 Economy Class seats.
|Flight No.||Flight Days||Departure Time||Arrival Time||Flight Time|
|SQ 24 SIN-JFK||Mon, Wed, Sat||0225||0730||18 Hours 5 Minutes|
|SQ 23 JFK-SIN||Mon, Wed, Fri||2230||0610 (+2 days)||18 Hours 40 Minutes|
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.
Today, SIA still operates non-stop services to Los Angeles. It will continue to review its operations to the United States, and assess the growing demand for air travel amid the ongoing recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, before deciding to reinstate services to other points in the USA.