Singapore Airlines has won back the crown of the world's longest service by miles flown after it completed its direct service between Singapore and New York on Friday.
An Airbus A350-900ULR took off Thursday from Changi Airport on its way to Newark Liberty International Airport, and covered the 9,000 nautical miles (9,537 miles) in 17 hours and 25 minutes. The record-setting flight took touched down on Friday at 5:24 a.m. New York time.
Singapore Airlines has previously operated the same route but abandoned it in 2013 due to high oil prices and the constraints of less economic four-engine aircraft.
The cabin on the new service has no economy class, instead being divided into 67 business-class seats and 94 premium economy. Around 5 hours prior to take off, business class tickets were no longer available but premium economy seats could be purchased on the airline's website for $2,155.