New Delhi [India], Oct.24 : Singapore Airlines has launched its non-stop Singapore-San Francisco service that links Singapore with the US West Coast.
The new flights will be operated daily using Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The inaugural flight, SQ32, departed Singapore Changi Airport at 0925hrs local time yesterday and arrived at San Francisco Airport at approximately 0850hrs local time.
The aircraft deployed for the inaugural flight is Singapore Airlines' sixth A350-900, which also happens to be the 10,000th aircraft delivered by Airbus.
This milestone aircraft was received at a special ceremony in Toulouse, France earlier this month and has a "10,000th Airbus Aircraft" logo on the fuselage.
The new flights are the longest in the Singapore Airlines network. Flying time will range between 14:35hrs and 17:45hrs depending on direction and time of year. Customers departing from Singapore and San Francisco were treated to an assortment of food and beverages at special boarding gate events held to commemorate the inaugural flights.
Customers received an exclusive gift pack containing collectables and three lucky passengers walked away with 10,000 KrisFlyer miles as well as S (Dollar) 350 worth of KrisShop vouchers during a special game segment held at the gatehold room.