The first new non-stop flight between Singapore and NY departed Changi International Airport on October 11 at 11:37pm (Singapore time) and arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport a day later, at 5:29am (US Eastern time).
In a live blog for CNN, Quest explained that the flight, which was done by Singapore Airlines, lasted 17 hours and covered more than 16,700 kilometers in the sky. At 10,400 miles, it's farther than Qantas Airways' Perth-to-London flight, or Qatar Airways' Doha-to-Auckland flight.
According to the airline's website, one-way tickets from Singapore to Newark will set customers back around 3,500 Singapore dollars (around 2,500 dollars) for premium economy, or 7,500 Singapore dollars for business class. Daily operations will start from October 18 after another A350-900ULR aircraft enters service.