SIA A345leadership On Record Breaking Flight
SIA A345leadership Embarks On Record Breaking Flight
The Singapore Airlines (SIA) A345LeaderShip embarked on its inaugural ultra long-haul flight from Singapore to Los Angeles yesterday.
Flight SQ20, which departed from Singapore Changi Airport at 1600hrs on the 3rd of February and is scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles at 1600hrs local time also on the 3rd of February, will set a new record for the world’s longest non-stop commercial flight.
It will begin its return flight at 2000hrs local time, also on the same day, and is scheduled to land in Singapore, after 18½ hours of flying, at 0640hrs, two days later.
The spacious cabin of the A345Leadership has a capacity of 181 seats, 64 in Raffles (business) Class and 117 in SIA’s new Executive Economy.
Raffles Class comes equipped with SIA’s plush SpaceBeds, which have a 64-inch seat pitch, six inches more than SpaceBeds on other SIA aircraft. Amenities include a DVD port in every seat (a first for SIA), a power supply outlet and a video monitor with a 10.4-inch screen, enabling travellers to enjoy KrisWorld, SIA’s inflight entertainment system with over 250 entertainment options.
The 117 seats in SIA’s new Executive Economy Class boast a width of 20 inches, making them the widest in the industry. They also feature a seat pitch of 37 inches and a recline of 8 inches, with a 9-inch personal video monitor, a leather adjustable headrest, an innovative leg and foot rest, and laptop power supply outlets.
Both the Raffles and Executive Economy
cabins feature specially designed passenger corners that
offer customers an area to stretch their legs and help
themselves to snacks and beverages while in flight.