From December 2, 2021 to February 15, 2022, Singapore Airlines (SIA) will offer four weekly seasonal flights between Vancouver, Canada, and Seattle/Tacoma, United States of America (USA).
Two of the weekly Seattle-Vancouver-Singapore flights will be designated as Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) services, allowing eligible customers to enter Singapore without having to go through the quarantine process.
From Wednesday, October 20, 2021, SIA will convert its daily nonstop service from San Francisco, California, to Singapore to authorized VTL service.
These flights, in addition to the previously announced VTL services from Los Angeles and New York, give more quarantine-free travel choices for passengers traveling to and from North America.
On the Singapore-Vancouver-Seattle route, SIA will use the 253-seater Airbus A350-900, which has 42 Business Class seats, 24 Premium Economy Class seats, and 187 Economy Class seats.
Flight SQ28 will leave Singapore at 0915 hours, arrive at 0730 hours at Vancouver International Airport (YVR), and depart Vancouver at 0840 hours, arriving at 0930 hours at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).
Flight SQ29, Singapore Airlines’ twice-weekly authorized VTL service, will depart Seattle at 1100 hours, arrive in Vancouver at 1145 hours the same day, depart Vancouver at 1315 hours, and arrive in Singapore at 2205 hours the next day. Customers flying on SQ29 must confirm that they meet all VTL eligibility requirements.
SQ27, a twice-weekly Seattle-Vancouver-Singapore service that is not a certified VTL flight, will also be operated by SIA. Customers who are not eligible to enter Singapore under the VTL arrangement would benefit from this.
Flight SQ34 departs Singapore at 1840 hours and arrives in San Francisco at 1905 hours on the San Francisco service. The return flight, SQ33, leaves San Francisco at 2205 hours and arrives in Singapore two days later at 0545 hours.
SIA uses the 161-seat Airbus A350-900 ULR for this route, which has 67 Business Class seats and 94 Premium Economy Class seats.
The SIA Group’s VTL network now includes 17 cities, including San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver. From October 19, 2021, SIA will operate VTL services from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Paris, and Rome, and from November 16, 2021, SIA will operate VTL services from Seoul.
These services are in addition to the VTL services already available from Bandar Seri Begawan, Frankfurt, and Munich. From October 20, 2021, Scoot, SIA’s sibling airline, will begin VTL flights from Berlin.
If consumers match the eligibility conditions, multi-city itineraries within VTL nations are permitted. Customers flying on VTL flights can now take advantage of hassle-free transfers to 59 locations across the SIA Group’s network via Singapore Changi Airport.