Singapore Airlines is set to debut its non-stop Singapore-Seattle flights on Sept. 3, 2019, making Seattle the fifth US city route for the airline.
An Airbus A350-900, with a capacity of 42 business, 24 premium economy and 187 economy class seats will service the route.
The inaugural SQ28 flight will leave Singapore at 9.25 a.m. local time and land in Seattle on the same day at 9.05 a.m. local time. The return SQ27 flight will depart Seattle at 10.40 a.mlocal time and arrive in Singapore the following day at 5.30 p.m. The initial flight frequency will be three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, but it is planned to increase this to four times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays in October 2019.
“The new services will also further strengthen the Singapore hub by providing customers faster and more convenient connectivity from key markets, such as Southeast Asia, South Asia and Australia to North America,” Goh Choon Phong, Singapore Airlines’ CEOsaid in an official statement.
Singapore Airlines will operate 53 flights per week to the US by December with 27 direct Singapore–US services. The airline currently flies to four US cities, namely Houston, Los Angeles, New York (JFK and Newark airports) and San Francisco.