Longest flights ending

This item appears on page 76 of the January 2013 issue.

The two longest flight routes in the world — nonstops on A340-500 planes from Newark, New Jersey, to Singapore (9,500 miles in 18 hours) and from Los Angeles to Singapore (8,000 miles but 18½ hours due to headwinds) — will cease being flown by Singapore Airlines in 2013, as they are unprofitable. The airline still will fly New York-Singapore via Frankfurt and Los Angeles-Singapore via Tokyo on A380s.