According to the airline's statement, the new aircraft will increase passengers' comfort as it features "higher ceilings, larger windows, an extra wide body and lighting created to reduce jetlag", as well as a carbon composite airframe that "allows for improved air quality due to a more optimized cabin altitude and humidity levels".
Singapore Airlines is the latest to enter the fray with a 9,535-mile flight from Singapore to NY. Singapore Air scrapped all-business-class daily flights from the city-state to Los Angeles and Newark, New Jersey, in 2013 because the routes were unprofitable using aircraft with four engines, analysts have said.
Flights are to be launched on October 11 to Newark Liberty International Airport. Tickets will be made available for sale progressively across the various booking channels, starting Thursday.
This isn't the first time Singapore Airlines is flying non-stop to the East Coast U.S. from its hub in Singapore.
Singapore Airlines' chief executive Goh Choon Phong said his airline had pushed the boundaries to provide the best possible travel convenience.
And of course the airline will also bring its renowned in-fight service to the new non-stop routes.
Singapore Airlines now serves New York JFK, daily via Frankfurt. It expects its first A350-900ULR in September and all the seven by end of the year.