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Tue, 12 October 2021

SIA to Launch Vancouver, Seattle Flights; Convert San Francisco to VTL Service

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.

Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900 reg: 9V-SMH. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

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 service.

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, SIAs 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 Class seats.

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 Groups 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, SIAs 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 network.

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