Singapore Airlines will begin flying nonstop between Singapore and Seattle as of September 3, 2019. The route will initially operate 3x weekly, and will then increase to 4x weekly as of October 2019.
Singapore Airlines will be using an Airbus A350-900 for the route, though not the “ULR” version that they’re using for the nonstop flights to Los Angeles and Newark (and select frequencies to San Francisco). This plane will feature 253 seats, including 42 business class seats, 24 premium economy seats, and 187 economy seats.
Singapore Airlines’ A350 business class
The schedule for this new 8,070 mile flight will be as follows:
SQ28 Singapore to Seattle departing 9:25AM arriving 9:05AM
SQ27 Seattle to Singapore departing 10:40AM arriving 5:30PM (+1 day)
The flight will initially operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in both direction, and as of October, it will also operate on Sundays.
Tickets for this new flight are expected to go on sale as of November 7, 2018.
This new Seattle flight represents Singapore Airlines’ sixth US gateway (after Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, and San Francisco), and their fourth nonstop route to the US (after Los Angeles, Newark, and San Francisco).
By December 2018, Singapore Airlines will operate 53 flights per week to the US, including 27 nonstop flights from Singapore to the US. Then with this new flight, that number will increase to 57 per week.
This is a fantastic development for SeaTac, and seems like logical, conservative growth, especially since the route will only operate 3-4x per week.
In addition to Seattle being the closest major “lower 48” gateway to Asia, Singapore Airlines also has a partnership with Alaska Airlines. So they should have no trouble getting feed for this flight, given how extensive Alaska Airlines’ route network is from the region.
What do you make of Singapore Airlines’ new flight to Seattle?