(12 Oct 2021)
Singapore Airlines has unveiled plans to launch seasonal services to Vancouver, Canada and Seattle, USA.
The airline will operate four flights per week from 2 December 2021 to 15
February 2022, with two of the weekly Seattle-Vancouver Singapore
services operating as Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights,
providing eligible customers quarantine-free entry into Singapore.
SIA is also converting its daily non-stop services
from San Francisco to Singapore, to designated VTL services
from Wednesday, 20 October 2021.
The flights provide additional quarantine-free travel
options for customers who wish to travel to and from North
America, on top of the
airline’s previously confirmed VTL services from Los
Angeles and New York.
Ms JoAnn Tan, Senior Vice President Marketing
Planning, Singapore Airlines said, “With the new
Singapore-Vancouver-Seattle flights and the conversion of San
Francisco-Singapore to a VTL service, SIA customers can enjoy even
more seamless travel options to North America during the year-end
holiday season. SIA will continue to monitor the demand for air
travel, and adjust its services accordingly.”
SIA will deploy the 253-seater Airbus A350-900,
with 42 Business Class seats, 24 Premium Economy Class seats and
187 Economy Class seats, on the Singapore Seattle-Vancouver
Flight SQ28 will depart from Singapore at 09:15,
arrive at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) at 07:30, and
depart Vancouver at 08:40 before arriving at Seattle-Tacoma
International Airport (SEA) at 09:30.
Flight SQ29, SIA’s twice-weekly designated VTL
service, will depart from Seattle at 11:00, arrive at Vancouver
at 11:45 on the same day, depart from Vancouver at 13:15, and
arrive in Singapore at 22:05 the following day.
SIA will also operate SQ27, a twice-weekly
Seattle-Vancouver-Singapore service that is not a designated VTL
flight. This would cater to customers who are ineligible to enter
Singapore under the VTL arrangement.
On the San Francisco service, flight SQ34 departs
Singapore at 18:40 and arrives at 19:05. The return flight
SQ33 departs San Francisco at 22:05 and arrives in Singapore at
05:45 two days later. The flight timings will change with effect
from 31 October 2021.
For this service, SIA operates the 161-seat Airbus
A350-900 ULR with 67 Business Class seats and 94 Premium Economy
Customers who wish to travel on the VTL
services must ensure that they are eligible
to travel under the VTL arrangements before their flight.
The addition of San Francisco, Seattle, and
Vancouver expands the SIA Group’s VTL network to 17 cities. SIA
will operate VTL services from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen,
London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Paris, and Rome from 19
October 2021, and Seoul from 16 November 2021. These are on top of
the existing VTL services from Bandar Seri Begawan, Frankfurt, and
Munich. Scoot, SIA’s sister airline, will begin VTL flights from
Berlin from 20 October 2021.
Multi-city itineraries within VTL countries are
allowed if customers meet the eligibility criteria. Customers
travelling on the VTL flights also enjoy fuss-free transfers via
Singapore Changi Airport to 59 destinations within the SIA Group
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