From a news release issued August 15, 2018: A new partnership between Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Canyon Ranch – co-founders of the Wellness Tourism Association – is designed to reinvent ultra-long-haul travel by focusing on wellness cuisines, rest and relaxation, and general well-being on SIA’s non-stop services to Singapore from Las Angeles and San Francisco.
The Canyon Ranch team of experts – including the 17th U.S. Surgeon General and collectively known as Canyon Ranch Wellness Architects™,– has developed science-based strategies for improved sleep, exercise and stretching, as well as new, nutrition-focused menus, applied specifically to SIA’s 18 hour 45 minutes non-stop service launching on October 12, 2018 between New York (Newark) and Singapore, the world’s longest commercial flight. The program will also extend to US-Singapore non-stop services to Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The partnership includes:
- Wellness Cuisines – developed by Canyon Ranch chefs and nutritionists focused on nutrition and hydration (taking into consideration longer flight duration with less body movement), combined with bold flavors and textures. These wellness cuisines are offered in addition to SIA’s own meal selections and creations by its International Culinary Panel chefs.
- Rest and Relaxation – which includes sleep strategies designed to help customers in all cabin classes improve the duration and quality of rest, as well as specific light settings in providing better cabin ambience for rest and relaxation.
- Guided Stretching Exercises – led by Canyon Ranch exercise physiologists, accessible via personal seatback entertainment systems to promote relaxation.
Canyon Ranch® has been a trailblazer and an industry-leading proponent of the wellness lifestyle and real estate living for nearly 40 years, operating the world’s most celebrated collection of life-enhancement properties including Canyon Ranch wellness resorts in Tucson, Arizona and Lenox, Massachusetts.
Dating back to 1947, Singapore Airlines currently has 21 A350-900s in its fleet, with 46 more on order including the seven ULR variants. The first A350-900ULR is due for delivery in September, enabling the launch in October of the world’s longest non-stop flights, between New York (Newark) and Singapore. Non-stop flights from Los Angeles are due to begin on November 2, 2018. Together with increased San Francisco-Singapore non-stop services, SIA will link the US and Singapore 27 weekly non-stop flights by the end of 2018, while total US frequency will increase to 53 flights per week.
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