The flight will operate three times weekly to and from Singapore, with an A350-900 aircraft. It is hoped this can gradually increase and include the return of the westbound connection to Houston.
Initially operating three times weekly, the journey in 1971 took almost 18 hours, as the aircraft made stops in Rome, Bahrain and Mumbai on its way from London Heathrow to Singapore.
The airline said the move reinforced a long-standing strategy of working towards decarbonisation and environmental sustainability across its operations.
Singapore Airlines has announced the appointment of Mohamed Rafi Mar as general manager for the United Kingdom. Mar replaces Sheldon Hee, who has been posted back to head office in Singapore.
All three passenger airlines within the SIA Group are among the first carriers in the world to operate flights with a full complement of vaccinated pilots and cabin crew.
All passengers flying Singapore Airlines outbound from Singapore and Indonesia (bound for Singapore) will be able to book pre-departure polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and serology tests.
Singapore Airlines has launched a bid to vaccinate all its crew against Covid-19. Once vaccinated, crew members will be subject to less scrutiny and fewer coronavirus-related security measures.
Singapore Airlines will return to New York on November 9th, when it launches non-stop flights between Singapore and John F. Kennedy International Airport.