Singapore Airlines has been busy expanding their USA network over this year, having acquired the Airbus A350-900 ULR, which gives them the ability to fly non-stop to Newark, making it the longest flight in the world. They already fly non-stop to San Francisco and will make an A350-900 ULR flight to SFO as well. SQ will also launch tomorrow the second longest flight in the world, connecting Singapore with Los Angeles non-stop. I flew the non-stop in 2013 with the A340s, and the last time I flew this route, I routed on the A380 to Los Angeles via Japan. Singapore Airlines Seattle operations are now being announced.
Now, Singapore Airlines is ready to launch another flight to the USA, at a new port. SQ has announced that they will start flying non-stop to Seattle in 2019, beginning services on September 3, 2019.
The Singapore – Seattle flights will be operated three times a week initially but will increase to four times a week in October 2019. The flight will be operated using an Airbus A350-900 aircraft, fitted with 42 business class, 24 premium economy and 187 economy class seats. The flight should take about 16 hours to operate. The timings work perfectly, given you won’t be left Sleepless in Seattle either direction 😉
Here is the schedule of the new flight,
SQ28 SIN0925 – 0905SEA 359 2467
SQ27 SEA1040 – 1730(+1)SIN 359 2467
Italics refer to the fourth service which will be added later.
The airline said the new Seattle flights would complement its existing services to the cities of Houston, Los Angeles, New York (both JFK and Newark airports) and San Francisco.
This is indeed great news. Given that Seattle is home to the technology titans and also home to many members of the Indian diaspora, it perfectly pairs up with the ability to fly a long flight to get in. The partnership that Singapore Airlines has with Alaska Air should also help them garner more feeder traffic from the coast to bring in people on board this flight.
What do you think about the new flight announced by Singapore Airlines to Seattle?