Long­est flight de­parts S’pore:

Arab Times - - IN­TER­NA­TIONAL -

The world’s long­est com­mer­cial flight took off from Sin­ga­pore on Thurs­day, with ex­cited and ap­pre­hen­sive pas­sen­gers on board set­tling in for a marathon 19 hours in the air to New York.

A spokes­woman for Sin­ga­pore Air­lines told AFP that Flight SQ22 de­parted at ap­prox­i­mately 11:35pm (1535 GMT) with 150 pas­sen­gers and 17 crew on board.

Two pilots, a spe­cial “well­ness” menu and more than seven weeks’ worth of film and tele­vi­sion en­ter­tain­ment ac­com­pany the trav­ellers on the 16,700-kilo­me­tre (10,400mile) jour­ney to the Big Ap­ple.

The long-range Air­bus A350900ULR is con­fig­ured to carry up to 161 pas­sen­gers - 67 in busi­ness class and 94 in pre­mium econ­omy, with no reg­u­lar econ­omy seats avail­able.

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