United Airlines to Stop Singapore-LA Flights by End of October

Are you planning a trip to LA or anywhere in the US? If yes, then you may need to consider your flight carrier options if you’re going by the end of this year.

Less than a year has passed since the United Airlines officially launched a nonstop flight connection from Singapore to Los Angeles, USA, but now the Chicago-based airway company has released a statement that it will no longer service the aforementioned flight connection by the end of October this year.

With demands not meeting the daily passenger accommodation, the airline has instead decided to add a second daily nonstop flight for the Singapore-San Francisco route starting October 28, which is still subject to approval from authorities.

By Bill Abbott – United Airlines Airbus A320 twilight departure, CC BY-SA 2.0

United Airlines Will No Longer Offer Singapore-LA Flights by End of October

In a press release from the airline company last July 3, the company explained that the decision to switch to adding an additional flight to the Singapore-San Francisco route was based on their clients’ request for alternative departure and arrival times in Singapore.

With the additional flight service to Singapore-San Francisco, passengers can now choose between morning departure from SG and evening arrival in San Francisco, and night departure from SG and evening arrival in San Francisco.

In line with this development, there will be around 20 new one-stop flight connections to SG from destinations across North America, the company shared.

Furthermore, the enhanced flight service will connect travellers from Singapore to nearly 80 cities in the US, including major business hubs such as Boston, Philadelphia, New York, and Dallas via San Francisco.

The American flight carrier has been a long-time competitor of the Singapore Airlines (SIA) for North American destinations.

Last May, SIA had announced its plans of servicing nonstop flights from Singapore to Los Angeles with the new Airbus A350-900ULR – an ultra-long range version of the A350 model. However, flight details have yet been revealed up to this day. Also, SIA had also stated at the time that it will launch the “world’s longest commercial flights” this October, hinting at nonstop services between Singapore and New York using the A350-900ULR.  Flight services for this route will be available starting October 11, where flights will be initially offered three times a week, flying from Singapore on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.