Singapore Airlines Plans Vancouver Flights

A new destination is being tacked onto the Singapore–Seattle route from December to the middle of February.

The Vancouver skyline with False Creek in the foreground. (Photo: Luke Lawreszuk/Pixabay)

It’s been 12 years since Singapore Airlines last flew to Canada’s third-largest city, but with the imminent opening of a Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) between its home base and two North American countries, SIA will return to Vancouver with a seasonal service this winter. The upcoming route gives travel-starved Singapore residents the chance to spend the year-end holidays skiing or snowboarding in Whistler, or exploring the great outdoors elsewhere in Western Canada.

Nonstop flights to Vancouver will operate four times a week from December 2, 2021 to February 15, 2022, and passengers will be flown aboard three-class Airbus A350-900 aircraft with 42 seats in business, 24 in premium economy, and the 187 in economy. Two of the weekly flights are being set aside for VTL travelers. Instead of being a final destination, Vancouver will serve as the intermediate stop on the Singapore–Seattle route. The short hop between the two cities will not be operated as a fifth freedom flight, so customers will be unable to book a seat only for the Vancouver–Seattle sector.

Departures in both directions are scheduled for Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Flight SQ28 from Singapore will take off from Changi at 9:15 a.m. and spend 14 hours and 15 minutes in the air before arriving in Vancouver at 7:30 a.m. local time. It will then leave at 8:40 a.m. to touch down in Seattle at 9:30 a.m. On the return leg, Flight SQ29 is slated to depart Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at 11 a.m. and arrive in Vancouver just 45 minutes later. Singapore-bound passengers will leave Vancouver at 1:15 p.m. and arrive in Changi at 10:05 p.m. the following night, after a journey time of 16 hours and 50 minutes.

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