Singapore Airlines to begin flying nonstop to Seattle
SEATTLE - Singapore Airlines announced Thursday it will begin flying nonstop to and from Seattle starting next year.
The new nonstop Seattle-Singapore flights are due to launch on Sept. 3, 2019, and will initially be operated three times per week before increasing to four times per week in October 2019.
Singapore Airlines spokesperson Joy Hong said the nonstop flight will take 15 hours and 50 minutes - which is nearly six hours shorter than currently available options.
Plans call for the flights to depart Seattle at 10:40 a.m. Pacific time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and arrive in Singapore at 5:30 p.m. on the next day, local time.
The return flights will depart Singapore at 9:25 a.m. every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and arrive in Seattle the same day at 9:05 a.m. Pacific time.
Starting in October 2019, the flights will operate every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Airbus A350-900 aircraft will be used on the route, fitted with 42 business class, 24 premium economy class and 187 economy class seats.
Singapore Airlines is a partner of Alaska Airlines, and Mileage Plan members will be eligible to earn miles on Singapore Airlines flights.
The new Seattle flights will complement Singapore Airlines’ existing services to the U.S. cities of Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York (both JFK and Newark airports).