Seattle will become the fifth United States' city in Singapore Airlines' route network - and the fourth to be served non-stop from Singapore - when new flights are introduced next year.
The non-stop Singapore-Seattle flights are due to begin on September 3, 2019 and will initially be operated three times per week before increasing to four times per week in October 2019, the carrier says. Airbus A350-900 aircraft will be used on the route, fitted with 42 business class, 24 premium economy class and 187 economy class seats.
Tickets will be made available for sale progressively from November 7.
Subject to regulatory approvals, flight SQ28 will leave Singapore at 09:25 every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and arrive in Seattle at 09:05 on the same day (all times local). The return sector, operated as SQ27, will leave Seattle at 10:40 every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and arrive in Singapore the following day at 17:30. From October 2019, flight SQ28 and flight SQ27 will operate every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
"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. 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," says Singapore Airlines chief executive Goh Choon-phong.
Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the US. It is home to the headquarters of a large number of major US corporations and the city is a popular venue for start-ups.
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 last Friday it has started to fly non-stop between Singapore and Los Angeles using Airbus A350-900ULR (ultra-long-range) aircraft.
Non-stop services to San Francisco will also be increased from seven to 10 flights per week from November 28.
Singapore Airlines will operate 53 flights a week to the US by December, including 27 non-stop Singapore-US services. With Seattle flights next year, the frequency will increase to 57 flights a week.