Adding to its existing US connections from Singapore—Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Houston—Singapore Airlines has announced the launch of non-stop flights to Seattle from September 2019. By Rashima Nagpal
Soon after the historic launch of the world’s longest commercial flight from Singapore to New York in October this year, Singapore Airlines has come up with another exciting offering for flyers travelling to the US. Direct flights from Singapore to Seattle are slated to be launched on September 3, 2019, making it the fifth US city to be serviced by the airline. The Airbus A350-900 featuring 42 seats in Business Class, 24 in Premium Economy Class, and 187 in Economy Class is the chosen bird for the route.
The New Economy Class comes with ergonomically designed seats and footrests adjustable in three different positions, a HD touchscreen monitor with a KrisWorld entertainment system that works together with the SingaporeAir mobile app where you can save your playlists for further flights, and a power outlet as well as USB port. The Premium Economy Class takes comfort a notch higher. In an exclusive, spacious, 2-4-2 cabin, the seats are designed with greater width, have a calf-rest and foot-rest, two USB ports, a fully adjustable personal reading lamp, a power outlet, and dedicated stowage areas built within. The Business Class offers two new seating positions—the Lazy Z, a cradling position that ensures your weight is centered and balanced when you’re sitting down, and the Sundeck, a lounging position that extends the base and foot of your seat so you can stretch and rest your legs on the ottoman.
Come December 2018, Singapore Airlines will be operating 53 weekly flights from Singapore to the US, of which 27 will be non-stop services. With the planned Seattle flights joining the league next year, the total frequency will rise to 57 flights per week.
The flight to Seattle will initially be operated three times a week in the first month; with an increase in frequency to four times a week in the following month. The new route will add to the airlines’ existing services to the US cities of Houston, Los Angeles, New York (both JFK and Newark airports), and San Francisco. Singapore Airlines currently flies non-stop from Singapore to New York and Los Angeles on the new A350-900 Ultra Long Range aircraft. The existing non-stop services from Singapore to San Francisco will be increased from seven to 10 flights per week with effect from November 28 this year.
Tickets for the Singapore-Seattle direct service beginning September 2019 are now available through the various distribution channels. In the meantime, one can certainly enjoy non-stop flight to the Big Apple, the La La Land, or the Golden Gate City. To know more, click here.