Picture Singapore Airlines credit Timothy Werner on flickr
The world’s longest scheduled commercial flight is the Singapore Airlines route between Singapore Changi and New York JFK.
Passenger numbers on most routes that have still been flying during the pandemic have been low.
Have many been as low as on flight SQ24 on 12th April when crew members outnumber paying passengers?
In his tweet (above) passenger Steve Giordano shared his experience of travelling alongside just 10 other passengers, serviced by a crew of 13.
The flight took place on a specially-configured Airbus A350-900ULR which features just 67 business class flatbeds and 94 premium economy recliner seats ideal for ultra-long-haul flights.
The route between Singapore and New York was suspended in March last year as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold. Although passenger numbers are expected to remain low in the short-term, it is believed that the airline are confident that cargo will make the route cost effective.
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