After weeks of speculation, Singapore Airlines has just officially announced Seattle as the fourth city US city to be served non-stop from Singapore - this is also the fifth US city in the airlines' route network. The non-stop Singapore to Seattle flights are due to be launched on 03 September 2019 and it will be initially operated three times a week before increasing to four times a week in October 2019.
The Airbus A350-900 aircraft will be used on the route and it will feature 42 Business, 24 Premium Economy and 187 Economy Class seats. Subject to regulatory approvals, flight SQ28 will initially depart Singapore at 0925hrs every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and arrive in Seattle at 0905hrs on the same day (all times local). The return sector, operated as SQ27, will depart Seattle at 1040hrs every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and arrive in Singapore the following day at 1730hrs. From October 2019, flight SQ28 and flight SQ27 will operate every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
The new Seattle flights will complement Singapore Airlines’ existing services to the US cities of Houston, Los Angeles, New York (both JFK and Newark airports) and San Francisco. Singapore Airlines recently introduced daily non-stop flights between Singapore and New York (Newark) and from tomorrow will fly non-stop between Singapore and Los Angeles using Airbus A350-900ULR (ultra-long-range) aircraft. Existing non-stop services to San Francisco will also be increased from seven to 10 flights per week with effect from 28 November 2018. Singapore Airlines will operate 53 flights per week to the US by December 2018, including 27 non-stop Singapore-US services. With the introduction of the new Seattle flights next year, total US frequency will increase to 57 flights per week. Tickets will be made available for sale progressively from 7 November 2018 through the various distribution channels.