Singapore Airlines to launch the world's longest flight in October

By On June 29, 2018

Singapore Airlines to launch the world's longest flight in October

Singapore Airlines to launch the world's longest flight in OctoberSingapore Airlines debuts San Francisco-Singapore nonstops Fullscreen

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Singapore Airlines' first nonstop flight from Singapore to San Francisco lands at San Francisco International Airport on Oct. 23, 2016. The inaugural flight gave Singapore Airlines a nonstop route between the USA and its home country for the first time in three years. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' first nonstop flight from Singapore to San Francisco lands at San Francisco International Airport on Oct. 23, 2016. The inaugural flight gave Singapore Airlines a nonstop link to the U.S. from its home country for the first time in three years. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' Airbus A350 is seen at San Francisco International Airport on Oct. 23, 2016, after completing the carrier's first nonstop Singapore-U.S. flight in three years. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' Airbus A350 is seen at San Francisco International Airport on Oct. 23, 2016, after completing the carrier's first nonstop Singapore-U.S. flight in three years. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines flight attendant pose in front of a sign celebrating the carrier's new nonstop service to Singapore Changi Airport from San Francisco International Airport (Oct. 23, 2016). Fullscreen Lee SekEng, Singpoare Airlines' regional vice president - Americas, speaks at San Francisco International Airp ort to mark the airline's inaugural San Francisco-Singapore flight on Oct. 23, 2016. Fullscreen Executives and officials with Singapore Airlines and San Francisco International Airport cut a celebratory ribbon to mark the start of nonstop service between Singapore Changi and San Francisco ahead of the inaugural San Francisco departure on Oct. 23, 2016. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' Airbus A350 taxis past the San Francisco International's iconic control tower before departing on the inaugural San Francisco-Singapore flight on Oct. 23, 2016. Fullscreen Passengers awaiting Singapore Airlines' first San Francisco-Singapore departure were treated to a traditional lion dance at the gate before boarding on Oct. 23, 2016. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' first nonstop service from San Francisco to Singapore takes off from San Francisco on Oct. 23, 2016. FullscreenReplay
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Singapore Airlines is ready to claim the title of “world’s longest flight” this October when it resumes non-stop service between Singapore and Newark.

The Singapore-bound leg will clock in at 18 hours, 45 minutes .The return flight will last 18 hours, 25 minutes.

The new flight marks Singapore’s return to the New York market with a non-stop flight.

Singapore Airlines had flown the Newark to Singapore route until 2014, when it phased out the four-engine Airbus A340s it had been using. The four-engine planes weren’t fuel-effic ient enough to allow the airline to profitably fly the route. Since then, the airline has served New York with a flight from JFK Airport that stops in Frankfurt.

But Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong said in an interview with USA TODAY that he had always hoped to restore the non-stop route.

“Since then, we’ve been trying to see what is a viable way to serve New York non-stop because clearly our customers love the flight,” he said. “We pushed Airbus to come up with a solution.”

And Airbus delivered. Singapore Airlines will be the world’s first airline to fly paying passengers on a new variant of its two-engine A350 â€" the A350 “ULR,” which stands for “ultra long range.” The new aircraft will be 30 percent more fuel efficient.

“It’s a historic moment,” Goh says. “There’s no flight quite like it and there won’t be for years to come, I think.”

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Goh acknowledges that a nearly 19-hour flight can be difficult, but he says the new aircraft will provide a premium customer experience because of the way it’s designed.

“It is able to fly with lower pressurization so there’s less fatigue, higher ceilings, bigger windows, which makes it more comfortable for customers,” he says. “We expect this to be welcome to business travelers especially.”

He says the airline will soon announce more details about the customer experience, including the food and beverage program and wellness offerings.

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The A350ULRs will have 161 seats in a two-class layout. Of those, 67 will be business class seats and 94 international-style premium economy seats.

“It really is a demand and supply consideration,” Goh says of not having coach class. “From our experience operating the flight, we do believe this particular c onfiguration we are offering is best suited for this particular flight.”

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Singapore Airlines' first Boeing 787-10, as seen from the business class cabin, during a media tour prior to delivery in Charleston, S.C., on March 26, 2018. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' first Boeing 787-10, as seen from the business class cabin, during a media tour prior to delivery in Charleston, S.C., on March 26, 2018. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' first Boeing 787-10, as seen from the business class cabin, during a media tour prior to delivery in Charleston, S.C., on March 26, 2018. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' first Boeing 787-10, as seen from the business class cabin, during a media tour prior to delivery in Charleston, S.C., on March 26, 2018. Fullscreen A Singapore Airlines flight attendant poses for a photo aboard the airline's first Boeing 787-10 jet during a media tour in Charleston, S.C., on March 26, 2018. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' first Boeing 787-10, as seen from the economy cabin, during a media tour prior to delivery in Charleston, S.C., on March 26, 2018. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' first Boeing 787-10, as seen from the economy cabin, during a media tour prior to delivery in Charleston, S.C., on March 26, 2018. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' first Boeing 787-10, as seen from the economy cabin, during a media tour prior to delivery in Charleston, S.C., on March 26, 2018. Fullscreen Felicia, a cabin crew member on board Singapore Airlines' the delivery flight of the first Boeing 787 -10, takes a few minutes to watch as the northern lights dance through the sky. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' first Boeing 787-10, as seen from the economy cabin, during a media tour prior to delivery in Charleston, S.C., on March 26, 2018. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' first Boeing 787-10, as seen from the business class cabin, during a media tour prior to delivery in Charleston, S.C., on March 26, 2018. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' first Boeing 787-10, as seen from the business class cabin, during a media tour prior to delivery in Charleston, S.C., on March 26, 2018. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' first Boeing 787-10, as aboard the flightdeck, during a media tour prior to delivery in Charleston, S.C., on March 26, 2018. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' first Boeing 787-10, as seen from the economy cabin, during a media tour prior to delivery in Charleston, S.C., on March 26, 2018. Fullscreen USA TODAY reporter Ben Mutzabaugh snaps photos of the economy cabin on Singapore Airlines' new business class product aboard the first Boeing 787-10 jet during a media tour in Charleston, S.C., on March 26, 2018. Fullscreen Flight attendants on board Singapore Airlines' first Boeing 787-10 talk during a media tour of the jet in Charleston, S.C., on March 26, 2018. Fullscreen The sun casts a glow on Singapore Airlines' first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as it makes it's 23-hour journey from Charleston, S.C., to Singapore. The flight departed on March 26, 2018, and arrived in Singapore on March 28 (local time), 2018. Fullscreen The light glow of a seat-back television welcomes passengers on board Singapore Airlines' first Boeing 787-10 during a delivery flight between Charleston, S.C., and Singapore on March 26, 2018. FullscreenReplay
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The flight from JFK to Singapore via Frankfurt will continue to operate. That flight has four classes, including coach. The non-stop flight, while long, will cut total travel time by about four hours.

More broadly, the resumption of this high-profile route comes as Goh wants to return his carrier to being the world’s “undisputed No. 1” carrier.

The airline already is among the world’s most highly regarded for both luxury and high-end customer service in all cabins. But it faces stiff competition from Middle East Airlines such as Emirates Airline and Qatar Airways, which have earned high marks from customers lately.

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Goh says he is confident Singapore can surpass any other long-hau l airline, especially on this new route.

“I don’t think we have competition,” he says. “This is the only aircraft capable of this.”

Singapore has always targeted the luxury market with products such as a 50 square-foot first class suite on its A380.

“We want to continue to always lead, certainly, and we believe that this how we can reward our customers, to always provide the best industry-leading product,” Goh says. “But it’s not just physical. It’s the attentive service. I think that’s what will endear us to our customers.”

Better servicing New York has always been a high priority for Goh.

“New York has always been an important destination,” he says. "Singapore is a financial center and New York is too. There is a lot of business traveler interest in that sector.”

Contributing: Ben Mutzabaugh

World's 25 longest airline flights - 2018 Fullscreen

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What's the world's longest regularly scheduled airline flight? Singapore will take the title with a new Newark-Singapore route in October. For now, though, these are the world's 25 longest flights (by distance) in the schedules for June 2018. Fullscreen No. 25: New York JFK-Johannesburg (7,969 miles); South African Airways (Airbus A340-600); Maximum block time of 15 hours, 40 minutes. (Data source: OAG, gcmap.com, airlines) Fullscreen No. 24: Boston-Hong Kong (7,970 miles); Cathay Pacific (Boeing 777-300ER); Maximum block time of 16 hours, 5 minutes. (Data source: OAG, gcmap.com, airlines) Fullscreen No. 23: New York JFK-Guangzhou, China (8,002 miles); China Southern (Boeing 777-300ER); Maximum block time of 16 hours, 5 minutes. (Data source: OAG, gcmap.com, airlines) Fullscreen No. 22: Shanghai-Mexico City (8,026 miles*); Aeromexico (Boeing 787-8); Maximum block time of 15 hours, 45 minutes. (* = Only the eastbound flight operates non-stop; the westbound flight from Mexico City makes a stop in Tijuana, Mexico, en route to Shanghai; Data source: OAG, gcmap.com, airlines) Fullscreen No. 21: Dallas/Fort Worth-Dubai (8,040 miles); Emirates (Boeing 777-300ER); Maximum block time of 16 hours. (Data source: OAG, gcmap.com, airlines) Fullscreen No. 20: Houston Bush Intercontinental-Doha (8,048 miles); Qatar Airways (Boeing 777-200LR); Maximum block time of 15 hours, 40 minutes. (Data source: OAG, gcmap.com, airlines) Fullscreen No. 19: Newark-Hong Kong (8,065 miles); Cathay Pacific (Airbus A350) and United Airlines (Boeing 777-200); Maximum block time of 15 hours, 55 minutes. (Data source: OAG, gcmap.com, airlines) Fullscreen No. 18: New York JFK-Hong Kong (8,072 miles); Cathay Pacific (Boeing 777-300ER); Maximum block time of 16 hours. (Data source: OAG, gcmap.com, airlines) Fullscreen No. 17: San Francisco-Dubai (8,103 miles); Emirates (Airbus A380); Maximum block time of 15 hours, 50 minutes. (Data source: OAG, gcmap.com, airlines) Fullscreen No. 16: Dallas/Fort Worth-Hong Kong (8,123 miles); American Airlines (Boeing 777-300ER); Maximum block time of 16 hours, 20 minutes. (Data source: OAG, gcmap.com, airlines) Fullscree n No. 15: Houston Bush Intercontinental-Dubai (8,168 miles); Emirates (Airbus A380); Maximum block time of 16 hours, 15 minutes. (Data source: OAG, gcmap.com, airlines) Fullscreen No. 14: Vancouver-Melbourne (8,192 miles); Air Canada (Boeing 787-9); Maximum block time of 16 hours, 15 minutes. (Data source: OAG, gcmap.com, airlines) Fullscreen No. 13: Toronto-Manila (8,221 miles); Philippine Airlines (Boeing 777-300; Maximum block time of 16 hours, 25 minutes. (Data source: OAG, gcmap.com, airlines) Fullscreen No. 12: Los Angeles-Doha (8,306 miles); Qatar Airways (Boeing 777-200LR; Maximum block time of 16 hours, 5 minutes. (Data source: OAG, gcmap.com, airlines) Fullscreen No. 11: Los Angeles-Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (8,332 miles); Saudia (Boeing 777-300; Maximum block time of 16 hours, 10 minutes. (Data source: OAG, gcmap.com, airlines) Fullscreen No. 10: Los Angeles-Dubai (8,339 miles); Emirates (Airbus A380); Block time of 16 hours. (Data source: OAG, gcmap.com, airlines) Fullscreen No. 9: Los Angeles-Abu Dhabi (8,390 miles); Etihad (Boeing 777-300ER); Maximum block time of 16 hours, 30 minutes. (Data source: OAG, gcmap.com, airlines) Fullscreen No. 8: Atlanta-Johannesburg (8,439 miles); Delta Air Lines (Boeing 777-200LR); Maximum block time of 16 hours, 1 minutes. (Data source: OAG, gcmap.com, airlines) Fullscreen No. 7: San Francisco-Singapore (8,446 miles); United Airlines (Boeing 787-9) and Singapore Airlines (Airbus A350); Maximum block time of 16 hours, 20 minutes. (Data source: OAG, gcmap.com, airlines) Fullscreen No. 6: Dallas/Fort Worth-Sydney (8,578 miles); Qantas (Airbus A380); Maximum block time of 17 hours, 15 minutes. (Data source: OAG, gcmap.com, airlines) Fullscreen No. 5: Houston Bush Intercontinental-Sydney (8,596 miles); United Airlines (Boeing 787-9); Maximum block time of 17 hours, 20 minutes. (Data source: OAG, gcmap.com, airlines) Fullscreen No. 4: Los Angeles-Singapore (8,770 miles); United Airlines (Boeing 787-9); Maximum block time of 15 hours, 5 minutes. (Data source: OAG, gcmap.com, airlines) Fullscreen No. 3: Auckla nd-Dubai (8,824 miles); Emirates (Airbus A380); Block time of 17 hours, 5 minutes. (Data source: OAG, gcmap.com, airlines) Fullscreen No. 2: Perth-London Heathrow (9,009 miles); Qantas (Boeing 787-9); Maximum block time of 17 hours, 20 minutes. (Data source: OAG, gcmap.com, airlines) Fullscreen No. 1: Auckland-Doha (9,032 miles); Qatar Airways (Boeing 777-200LR); Maximum block time of 17 hours, 40 minutes. (Data source: OAG, gcmap.com, airlines) FullscreenReplay
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AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsSingapore Airlines unveils new Premium Economy seat Fullscreen

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Singapore Airlines officially unveiled its new Premium Economy seats on May 21, 2015. The seats will are to be fitted 'progressively' on the carrier's 777-300ERs, A380s, and future fleet of A350s. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines officially unveiled its new Premium Economy seats on May 21, 2015. The seats will are to be fitted 'progressively' on the carrier's 777-300ERs, A380s, and future fleet of A350s. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines officially unveiled its new Premium Economy seats on May 21, 2015. The seats will are to be fitted 'progressively' on the carrier's 777-300ERs, A380s, and future fleet of A350s. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines officially unveiled its new Premium Economy seats on May 21, 2015. The seats will are to be fitted 'progressively' on the carrier's 777-300ERs, A380s, and future fleet of A350s. Fullscreen A Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER -- seen here at a delivery event in Everett, Wash., in Sept. 2013 -- will be one of the planes to get Singapore Airlines' Premium Economy seats. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines is touring the 'Book the Cook' service available to its Premium Economy customers. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines says champagne will be of fered throughout the flight in Premium Economy.! Fullscreen Singapore Airlines officially unveiled its new Premium Economy seats on May 21, 2015. The seats will are to be fitted 'progressively' on the carrier's 777-300ERs, A380s, and future fleet of A350s. FullscreenReplay
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AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsSingapore Airlines shows off its swanky new Airbus A350 in France Fullscreen

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Singapore Airlines' business-class cabin is seen on one of the carrier's Airbus A350 widebody jets in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. This particular aircraft was the 10,000th plane to roll off Airbus' assembly lines. Fullscreen This Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 was the 10,000th aircraft to be delivered by European jetmaker Airbus. It's seen here at delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' business-class cabin is seen on one of the carrier's Airbus A350 widebody jets in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. This particular aircraft was the 10,000th plane to roll off Airbus' assembly lines. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' business-class cabin is seen on one of the carrier's Airbus A350 widebody jets in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. This particular aircraft was the 10,000th plane to roll off Airbus' assembly lines. Fullscreen Singapore Airli nes' business-class cabin is seen on one of the carrier's Airbus A350 widebody jets in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. This particular aircraft was the 10,000th plane to roll off Airbus' assembly lines. Fullscreen This Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 was the 10,000th aircraft to be delivered by European jetmaker Airbus. It's seen here at delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. Fullscreen A bulkhead row of Singapore Airlines' premum economy cabin is seen on one of the carrier's Airbus A350 widebody jets on Oct. 14, 2016, in Toulouse, France. This particular aircraft was the 10,000th plane to roll off Airbus' assembly lines. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' premium economy cabin is seen on one of the carrier' ;s Airbus A350 widebody jets in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. This particular aircraft was the 10,000th plane to roll off Airbus' assembly lines. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' premium economy cabin is seen on one of the carrier's Airbus A350 widebody jets in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. This particular aircraft was the 10,000th plane to roll off Airbus' assembly lines. Fullscreen This Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 was the 10,000th aircraft to be delivered by European jetmaker Airbus. It's seen here at delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' economy cabin is seen on one of the carrier's Airbus A350 widebody jets in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. This particular aircra ft was the 10,000th plane to roll off Airbus' assembly lines. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' economy cabin is seen on one of the carrier's Airbus A350 widebody jets in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. This particular aircraft was the 10,000th plane to roll off Airbus' assembly lines. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' economy cabin is seen on one of the carrier's Airbus A350 widebody jets in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. This particular aircraft was the 10,000th plane to roll off Airbus' assembly lines. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' economy cabin is seen on one of the carrier's Airbus A350 widebody jets in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. This particular aircraft was the 10,000th plane to roll off Airbus' asse mbly lines. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' economy cabin is seen on one of the carrier's Airbus A350 widebody jets in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. This particular aircraft was the 10,000th plane to roll off Airbus' assembly lines. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' economy cabin is seen on one of the carrier's Airbus A350 widebody jets in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. This particular aircraft was the 10,000th plane to roll off Airbus' assembly lines. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines offered a rare look at its crew rest areas onboard one of the carrier's Airbus A350 widebody jets in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines offered a rare look at its crew rest areas onboard one of the carrier's Airbus A350 widebody jets in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. Here, Today in the Sky editor Ben Mutzabaugh sits in the area to show the size of the space. Fullscreen The step leading up to the crew rest area onboard one of Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 widebody jets in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. Fullscreen This Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 was the 10,000th aircraft to be delivered by European jetmaker Airbus. It's seen here at delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' business-class cabin is seen on one of the carrier's Airbus A350 widebody jets in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. This particular aircraft was the 10,000th p lane to roll off Airbus' assembly lines. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' business-class cabin is seen on one of the carrier's Airbus A350 widebody jets in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. The seat is recline into its lie-flat position, though the seat has not been fitted with Singapore's high-end business-class bedding in this photo. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' business-class cabin is seen on one of the carrier's Airbus A350 widebody jets in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. This particular aircraft was the 10,000th plane to roll off Airbus' assembly lines. Fullscreen The rear galley area on one of Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 widebody jets in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. Fullscree n This Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 was the 10,000th aircraft to be delivered by European jetmaker Airbus. It's seen here at delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. FullscreenReplay
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AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsAirbus delivers the 10,000th aircraft in its history Fullscreen

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Singapore Airlines' newest Airbus A350 -- the 10,000th plane delivered by Airbus -- is seen at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. Fullscreen The pilots flying Singapore Airlines' A350 delivery flight pose with an Airbus test pilot (center). Fullscreen The stage for the 10,000th delivery ceremony, just before the festivities began on Oct. 14, 2016. Fullscreen Airbus CEO Tom Enders speaks at a ceremony to celebrate the delivery of the company's 10,000th aircraft. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong speaks at a ceremony in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016, where the airline took delivery of the 10,000th jet made by Airbus. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines flight a ttendants flank Airbus COO John Leahy (left), Singapore Air CEO Choon Phong (center) and Airbus CEO Tom Enders at a delivery ceremony for Airbus 10,000th aircraft on Oct. 14, 2016, in Toulouse, France. Fullscreen The delivery ceremony of Airbus 10,000th aircraft was a spectacle, complete with this dancer as performance art. Fullscreen Finally, the curtain dropped to reveal the 10,000th aircraft delivered by Airbus. It was handed over to Singapore Airlines in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' newest Airbus A350 -- the 10,000th plane delivered by Airbus -- is seen at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' newest Airbus A350 -- the 10,000th plane delivered by Airbus -- is seen at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines flight attendants flanks Airbus CEO Tom Enders (left), Singapore Air CEO Goh Choon Phong (center) and Airbus COO John Leahy in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' newest Airbus A350 -- the 10,000th plane delivered by Airbus -- is seen at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' newest Airbus A350 -- the 10,000th plane delivered by Airbus -- is seen at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' ne west Airbus A350 -- the 10,000th plane delivered by Airbus -- is seen at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. Fullscreen Onlookers peer out to Singapore Airlines' newest Airbus A350 -- the 10,000th plane delivered by Airbus -- at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. Fullscreen A "Beluga" super-transport plane taxis within view of Singapore Air's Airbus A350. The Beluga is used to fly A350 wings to Toulouse, France, for final assembly. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' newest Airbus A350 -- the 10,000th plane delivered by Airbus -- is seen at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. Fullscreen Crews walk near Singa pore Airlines' latest Airbus A350 in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. The plane is the 10,000th delivered by Airbus. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' newest Airbus A350 -- the 10,000th plane delivered by Airbus -- is seen at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong (left), Airbus CEO Tom Enders and Airbus COO John Leahy talk to reporters in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. Fullscreen Crowds can be seen in the background viewing Singapore Airlines' latest Airbus A350 in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. It was the 10,000th plane delivered by Airbus. Fullscreen Even delivery flights get a departure board, seen here at Airbus' aircraft delivery center in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' newest Airbus A350 -- the 10,000th plane delivered by Airbus -- is seen at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. Fullscreen Capt. Aloysius Wee, Singapore Airlines' deputy chief A350 pilot, talks with observers after the delivery ceremony for Airbus' 10,000th aircraft In Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. Fullscreen One of the pilots for Singapore Airlines' A350 delivery flight to Singapore takes in the scene after a ceremony to celebrate the delivery of Airbus' 10,000th aircraft. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' newest Airbus A350 -- the 10,000th plane delivered by Airbus -- is seen at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. Fullscreen Singapore Airlines' newest Airbus A350 -- the 10,000th plane delivered by Airbus -- is seen at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 14, 2016. Fullscreen Visitors to the Airbus aircraft delivery center can peruse Airbus merchandise (aside from the planes, of course!). FullscreenReplay
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