18 часовой рейс на A340-500 с 20 членами экипажа (включая 6 пилотов) и 222 тысячами литров керосина ушел в историю.Singapore Airlines Flight 21 was the longest regularly scheduled non-stop flight in the world, until it was discontinued on 23 November 2013. It flew from Newark Liberty International Airport to Singapore Changi Airport, covering 9,534 miles (15,343 km) in about 18.5 hours flight time. It was operated by an Airbus A340-500. Flight 21 was scheduled to take off from Newark at 23:00 EDT (11:00 SGT) and land in Singapore at 4:05 SGT (16:05 EDT). Its return flight is Singapore Airlines Flight 22 from Singapore to Newark, which was the second-longest flight in the world, being scheduled to be fifteen minutes shorter due to prevailing high-altitude winds.