It is sad to see this longest distance and time non-stop commercial scheduled passenger flight end, one with a long time of operation and with the EWR
end an airport with a long history of record standard flights. That this flight operated from EWR
made sense due to it's better regional connections (NE USA). SIN
has been and had become even more so a very important financial center for Asia due to low taxes, sufficient financial regulations and respected, pro business judicial authority. This flight connecting to NY City, one of the most important financial centers of the world, made sense and these flights did have a steady base of business.
Financial reality from the overall increase in the costs of fuel, the costs of multiple crews due its long length, the mx costs and hours of flight time on these AC
, and perhaps some cost cutting from their customer base led to the end of the these flights. Yes, ULH flights are not well liked by some, but for a small group, a few less hours in the sky was worth multiples of the costs of it's fare. I don't see such a flight returning anytime soon with current and short time expected a/c due to fuel costs, the world economy, greater use of electronic conferencing vs. a body at a meeting by companies to save money.