The world's longest commercial flight - from Singapore to Newark, New Jersey - is being cancelled, it emerged today.
Singapore Airlines has announced it will end its non-stop flight, which covered a distance of about 9,500 miles (15,300km).
A slightly shorter route between Singapore and Los Angeles, holds the record for the longest by duration, will also end. The two routes were flown on gas-guzzling Airbus A340-500s.
Furthest by distance is 9,500-mile route from Singapore to New Jersey. Longest journey by duration, which travels to LA, takes 18hrs 30mins. Singapore Airlines flew routes using gas-guzzling Airbus A340-500s. Company could only make profit by configuring planes with 98 business class seats at $8,000 each