Seattle will become the fifth US city in Singapore Airlines’ route network
Singapore Airlines will extend its operation in the United States. After the successful launch of the world’s longest commercial flight from Singapore to New York/Newark in October, and the kick off of their Los Angeles connection tomorrow, the airline will add a non-stop service to Seattle.
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The Singapore-Seattle flights will commence on 3 September 2019 and will initially be operated three times a week before increasing to four times per week in October 2019.
“Our new non-stop flights to Seattle are another demonstration of our commitment to expand our operations in the important US market and grow our network reach,” said Singapore Airlines CEO, Goh Choon Phong.
“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 Australasia to North America.”
The airline has selected Seattle for being one of the fastest growing cities in the US. The city is home to the headquarters of a large number of major US corporations and is a popular venue for start-up businesses.
Seattle also ranks highly for job growth and has a steadily increasing population. Known affectionately as the Emerald City, it is also a popular tourist destination, famous for its lush evergreen forests and parks, vibrant arts and cultural scene as well as the gateway for cruises to Alaska.
The new Seattle flights will be operated by Airbus A350-900 aircraft fitted with 42 Business Class, 24 Premium Economy Class and 187 Economy Class seats. The service will complement Singapore Airlines’ existing connections with the US cities of Houston, Los Angeles, and New York (both JFK and Newark airports).
Existing non-stop services to San Francisco will also be increased from seven to ten 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.