Suspension of the Los Angeles-Singapore route will come almost exactly a year after United began the service, which is currently the longest flight from the U.S. and the fourth longest in the world.
United said that shifting the Los Angeles flight to San Francisco would enable it to offer more schedule flexibility to customers. Flights will depart on both legs of the route every morning and evening.
"In addition to providing more schedule options for our customers, the new frequency will utilize our premium morning San Francisco bank and enable nearly 20 new one-stop connections from destinations throughout North America and will connect Singapore customers to nearly 80 cities throughout the U.S., including Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Dallas," United said.
Though United will end Singapore-L.A. service, codeshare partner Singapore Airlines will resume service on the route after ending it in 2013 because of high fuel costs. The carrier will soon begin taking delivery of Airbus A350-900ULRs, fuel-efficient and long-range aircraft it will use for Los Angeles-Newark service.