Top News SIA launches seasonal flights to Seattle and Vancouver By TTG Asia / Posted on 12 October, 2021 14:54 New app will allow KrisFlyer members to use digital KrisFlyer miles for point-of-sale transactions Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be launching seasonal flights to Seattle and Vancouver, offering customers more travel options to North America during the year-end holiday season. From December 2 to February 15, the airline will operate four-times-weekly services to Vancouver, Canada and Seattle. Two of the weekly flights from Seattle and Vancouver to Singapore will operate as vaccinated travel lane (VTL) services, providing eligible customers quarantine-free entry into Singapore. Two of SIA’s weekly Seattle-Vancouver-Singapore flights will operate as vaccinated travel lane services SIA is also converting its daily direct San Francisco-Singapore services to designated VTL services from next Wednesday (October 20). These provide additional quarantine-free travel options for customers to travel to and from North America, on top of the earlier announced VTL services from Los Angeles and New York. 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-Vancouver-Seattle service. Flight SQ28 will depart from Singapore at 09.15 and arrive at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) at 07.30, and depart Vancouver at 08.40 to land 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 and arrive at Vancouver at 11.45 on the same day. It will then 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 in order to 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 October 31. For this service, SIA operates the 161-seat Airbus A350-900 ULR with 67 business class seats and 94 premium economy class seats. 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 October 19, and Seoul from November 16. 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 October 20. Multi-city itineraries within VTL countries are allowed if customers meet the eligibility criteria. Customers travelling on the VTL flights also enjoy transfers via Singapore Changi Airport to 59 destinations within the SIA Group network.