The world’s longest commercial flight is being canceled. Singapore Airlines said Wednesday that it will end its nonstop flight between Singapore and Newark, a distance of about 9,500 miles.
The airline found the only way to make the routes profitable was by configuring the plane with 98 business class seats that sell for about $8,000 roundtrip. The flight takes about 18 hours.
The new titles for longest flights will go to a Qantas route between Sydney and Dallas – which at about 8,500 miles is the longest route – and a Delta flight between Johannesburg and Atlanta, which at 17 hours has the longest duration.