United Airlines will introduce daily nonstop flights on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) from 27 October 2017. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft can fly up to 252 passengers with 48 in United Polaris Business Class, 204 United Economy, including 88 Economy Plus seats. This flight route will set the new distance record for any airline operating a flight to or from the United States at 8,700 miles.
Last year today, it launched non-stop flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Singapore. It holds the current record for the longest scheduled 787 flight operated by any airline and is currently the longest scheduled flight operated by any US carrier at 8,446 miles.
UA37 will depart LAX at 8.55 pm daily and arrive in Singapore at 6.50am two days later. The return flight UA38 will depart SIN at 11 am daily and arrive at LAX at 10.15 am the same day. Flying times will be approximately 17 hours 55 minutes westbound and 15 hours 15 minutes eastbound. The Star Alliance member airline has timed arrival into LAX, United’s hub, from SIN to provide optimal connections to over 20 US cities. Over 130 flights to over 40 airports across the US are served by its LAX hub. The hub at LAX is a key gateway to Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the domestic US network. United operates daily nonstop service to four Asia-Pacific destinations including Melbourne, Tokyo Narita, Shanghai and Sydney and serves more Hawaiian Islands locations non-stop than any other airline.
Over 130 flights to over 40 airports across the US are served by United’s LAX hub. The hub at LAX is a key gateway to Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the domestic US network. United operates daily nonstop service to four Asia-Pacific destinations including Melbourne, Tokyo Narita, Shanghai and Sydney and serves more Hawaiian Islands locations non-stop than any other airline.
It has invested over US$570 million in its LAX hub over the last two years including a new state-of-the-art ticketing lobby, gate and bag areas, employee areas, and a brand new United Club lounge.
United has served Singapore for over 30 years. When the SIN – LAX flights launch on 29 October, the airline will terminate service from Hong Kong to Singapore on 27 October and from Singapore to Hong Kong on 28 October 2017.
Today, getting to Los Angeles from Singapore would require a stopover. EVA Air offers an 18 hour 10-minute flight via Taipei and Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong or Japan Airlines via Tokyo. China Airlines also offer flights via Taipei which takes 18 hours 45 minutes. United operates a direct flight to San Francisco and connects on another flight to Los Angeles which takes at least 18 hours 55 minutes. Singapore Airlines flies to Los Angeles via Tokyo taking 19 hours.