Singapore Airlines, the national carrier, offers direct, non-stop flights to Singapore from New York, Los Angeles (the world's longest non-stop commercial flight), London, and New Zealand. United Airlines has direct, one-stop flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle, and connecting flights (one stop, with a change in Tokyo) from Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C. One-stop flights from the North American west coast usually stop at either Seoul, Taipei, Tokyo, or Hong Kong; departures from the east coast stop in one of the European capitals, Delhi, or Dubai. Asian budget airlines such as Tiger Airways and ValueAir also operate out of Singapore. Other major airlines that serve Singapore are listed below.
To & From Singapore
Air France. 800/237-2747. www.airfrance.com.
Air New Zealand. 800/262-1234. www.airnz.co.nz.
American Airlines. 800/433-7300. www.aa.com.
British Airways. 800/247-9297. www.britishairways.com.
Cathay Pacific. 800/233-2742. www.cathaypacific.com.
China Airlines. 800/227-5118. www.china-airlines.com.
Korean Air. 800/438-5000. www.koreanair.com.
Malaysia Airlines. 800/552-9264. www.malaysiaairlines.com.
Northwest Airlines. 800/225-2525. www.nwa.com.
Qantas. 800/227-4500. www.qantas.com.
Singapore Airlines. 6223-8888. www.singaporeair.com.
Thai Airways International. 800/388-8888. www.thaiair.com.
United Airlines. 800/864-8331. www.ual.com.
Garuda Indonesia. 6250-5666. www.garuda-indonesia.com.
Japan Airlines. 6542-5908. www.jal.com.
Tiger Airways. 1800/388-8888. www.tigerairways.com.
Value Air. 6229-8338. www.valuair.com.sg.
From Los Angeles and Vancouver, flights to Singapore are 18½ hours. From New Zealand, flights are 10½ hours; from Sydney, 8 hours. The flying time from New York is 21 hours, and from London it's 13 hours to Singapore. Bali and Bangkok are 2½ hours away, and Hong Kong is 3½ hours away.
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