Singapore Airlines’ new non-stop Seattle-Singapore service commenced this week with the departure of flight SQ28, marking the airline’s continued expansion in North America.
The Seattle flights will initially be operated three times weekly before increasing to four times weekly in October, bringing the total number of weekly non-stop Singapore-US services to 31. Seattle is the fourth US destination after Los Angeles, New York (Newark) and San Francisco to be served non-stop from Singapore.
The route also provides a nearby option for residents of BC’s Lower Mainland travelling to Singapore; Singapore Airlines discontinued its service from Vancouver in April 2009, citing cost-cutting measures stemming from the 2008 global recession.
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A look on board
The route is operated aboard Airbus A350-900 aircraft fitted with 42 Business Class, 24 Premium Economy Class and 187 Economy Class seats, offering customers an improved travelling experience with features such as higher ceilings, larger windows, an extra wide body and cabin lighting designed to reduce jetlag. The Seattle services are also the latest among SIA’s US non-stop flights to offer wellness initiatives from Canyon Ranch, a premiere integrated wellness brand.
Customers using the KrisWorld IFE system on board most SIA flights in the month of September will enjoy a special mix of movies, music and TV shows which reference Seattle and until Sept. 14, customers travelling in Premium Economy and Economy classes on the Seattle flights can enjoy complimentary 30MB WiFi text messaging. More information is available here.
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