The flight will cover a distance of 9,537 miles with a travelling time of up to 18 hours 45 minutes.
Launching on 11 October, the route will be served three times a week before daily operations commence from 18 October.
“Singapore Airlines has always taken pride in pushing the boundaries to provide the best possible travel convenience for our customers,” said Singapore Airlines’ CEO, Goh Choon Phong.
“We are pleased to be leading the way with these new non-stop flights using the latest-technology, ultra-long-range Airbus A350-900ULR.”
The new Airbus will offer customers a more comfortable travelling experience.
We are pleased to be leading the way with these new non-stop flights
It boasts features such as higher ceilings, larger windows, an extra wide body and lighting designed to reduce jetlag.
Its carbon composite airframe also allows for improved air quality due to a more optimised cabin altitude and humidity levels.
Singapore Airlines is the first customer in the world to own the Airbus A350-900ULR and has seven on order.
The Airbus will have a two-class layout, with 67 Business Class seats and 94 Premium Economy Class seats.
The route will fly to Newark Liberty International Airport in NewYork, USA from Singapore.
Singapore Airlines: The 18 hours 45 minute-long flight will launch in October
Singapore Airlines. They are the first customer in the world to own the Airbus A350-900ULR
“The flights will offer our customers the fastest way to travel between the two cities – in great comfort, together with Singapore Airlines’ legendary service – and will help boost connectivity to and through the Singapore hub,” said Goh Choon Phong.
Singapore Airlines currently serves New York JFK daily via Frankfurt.
Other US destinations include Houston (five times weekly via Manchester), Los Angeles (daily via Seoul and daily via Tokyo) and San Francisco (daily non-stop from Singapore as well as daily via Hong Kong).
Non-stop Singapore to Los Angeles flights are also planned with the A350-900ULR, details of which will be announced at a later date.
This new launch overtakes Quatar Airways with its claim to the world’s longest commercial flight.
Singapore Airlines: The new Airbus will offer customers a more comfortable travelling experience
Singapore Airlines: The Airbus will have a two-class layout, with 67 Business Class seats
Quatar’s Doha to Auckland, New Zealand flight is 9,032 miles and lasts 17 hours 40 minutes.
It broke the record in February 2017 but will lose its title in the autumn.
The current longest flight available from the UK is Quantas Airways’ London Heathrow to Perth offering.
The route is 9,010 miles with a flight time of 17 hours 20 minutes.
Tickets for Singapore Airlines direct flight to NewYork are on sale from today.