The aircraft spent in the air 17 hours and 25 minutes.
The plane Singapore Airlines set a new record for flight duration. As reported by the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to zn.ua the plane spent in the air 17 hours, 25 minutes and flew over this time, 16700 miles. The flight made a flight from Singapore to new York.
It is noted that on Board of the Airbus A350-900ULR were 161 passengers and 17 crew members. Typically, these aircraft can accommodate 320 passengers, but this time their number was reduced because of duration and because the flight was no economy class.
Last year the airline Qatar Airways”s held in the air 16 hours and 23 minutes. The aircraft broke 14535 miles and crossed 10 time zones.