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SIA launches seasonal flights to North America

October 13, 20214 minute read
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Singapore Airlines (SIA) is launching four-times weekly seasonal flights to Vancouver, Canada and Seattle in  USA, from 2nd December 2021 to 15th February 2022. Two of these weekly Seattle-Vancouver-Singapore flights will operate as Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) services, providing eligible customers quarantine-free entry into Singapore.

Seasonal flights

In addition, the airline’s daily non-stop services from San Francisco, USA, to Singapore will be designated VTL services from Wednesday, 20th October 2021. These flights provide additional quarantine-free travel options for customers who wish to travel to and from North America, in addition to the earlier announced VTL services from Los Angeles and New York.

These two seasonal services enable SIA customers to enjoy seamless travel options to North America during the year-end holiday season. JoAnn Tan, Singapore Airlines Senior Vice President Marketing Planning said that 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-Vancouver-Seattle service.

Flight SQ28 will depart from Singapore at 0915hrs, arrive at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) at 0730hrs, and depart Vancouver at 0840hrs before arriving at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) at 0930hrs.

Flight SQ29, SIA’s twice-weekly designated VTL service, will depart from Seattle at 1100hrs, arrive at Vancouver at 1145hrs on the same day, depart from Vancouver at 1315hrs, and arrive in Singapore at 2205hrs the following day. Customers who fly on SQ29 must ensure that they meet all applicable VTL eligibility criteria.

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.  All times stated are local.

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Singapore – Vancouver – Seattle

2nd December 2021 – 15th February 2022
SQ28 Singapore – Vancouver Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 0915hrs – 0730hrs Airbus A350- 900
SQ28 Vancouver – Seattle Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 0840hrs – 0930hrs Airbus A350- 900
SQ27 Seattle – Vancouver Tuesday, Friday 1100hrs – 1145hrs Airbus A350- 900
SQ27 Vancouver – Singapore Tuesday, Friday 1315hrs – 2205hrs (+1) Airbus A350- 900
(VTL Flight)
Seattle – Vancouver Thursday, Saturday 1100hrs – 1145hrs Airbus A350- 900
(VTL Flight)
Vancouver – Singapore Thursday, Saturday 1315hrs – 2205hrs (+1) Airbus A350- 900


Tickets for the Singapore-Vancouver-Seattle service will be available for sale through various distribution channels from 12 October 2021, 1200hrs (SGT).

On the San Francisco service, flight SQ34 departs Singapore at 1840hrs and arrives at 1905hrs. The return flight SQ33 departs San Francisco at 2205hrs and arrives in Singapore at 0545hrs two days later1 . For this service, SIA operates the 161-seat Airbus A350-900 ULR with 67 Business Class seats and 94 Premium Economy Class seats.

Tickets for the San Francisco-Singapore flights are now available for sale. Customers who wish to travel on the VTL services should note that Vaccinated Travel Pass applications open on 12th October 2021. They must also ensure that they are eligible to travel under the VTL arrangements before their flight.

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Singapore – San Francisco

20th October 2021 – 30th October 2021
SQ34 Singapore – San Francisco Daily 1840hrs – 1905hrs Airbus A350- 900ULR
(VTL Flight)
San Francisco – Singapore Daily 2205hrs – 0545hrs (+2) Airbus A350- 900ULR
31 October 2021 – 26 March 2022
SQ34 Singapore – San Francisco Daily 1840hrs – 1720hrs Airbus A350- 900ULR
(VTL Flight)
San Francisco – Singapore Daily 2050hrs – 0625hrs (+2) Airbus A350- 900ULR


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 19th October 2021, and Seoul from 16th 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 network. For more information on SIA’s VTL services, please click here.

SQ33 will operate daily as the designated VTL flights from San Francisco to Singapore. Please note the flight timing changes that will take effect from 31st October 2021 as shown in the table below.San Francisco Designated Vaccinated Travel Lane Services

All other flights between San Francisco and Singapore, including the Singapore-Hong Kong-San Francisco services are non-VTL flights.

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Singapore – Hong Kong – San Francisco

2nd November 2021 – 26th March 2022
SQ8 Singapore – Hong Kong Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 0825hrs – 1225 hrs  Boeing 777-300ER
SQ8 Hong Kong – San Francisco Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 1340hrs – 0940hrs Boeing 777- 300ER
SQ7 San Francisco – Hong Kong Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 1200hrs – 1910hrs (+1) Boeing 777-300ER
SQ7 Hong Kong – Singapore Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 2040hrs – 0040hrs (+1)  Boeing 777-300ER


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