Singapore Airlines to begin non-stop flights to Seattle next September

Singapore Airlines to begin non-stop flights to Seattle next September

Singapore Airlines to begin non-stop flights to Seattle next September

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will add Seattle to its roster of United States destinations when it begins non-stop flights to the U.S. destination in 2019.

"Our new non-stop flights to Seattle are another demonstration of our commitment to expand our operations in the important U.S. market and grow our network reach", said Singapore Airlines chief executive Goh Choon Phong.

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Its non-stop flight between Changi and Newark, near NY, is now the longest in the world and uses a two-class Airbus A350-900ULR.

SIA will operate 53 flights per week to the US by December 2018, including 27 non-stop Singapore-US services. The airline's non-stop service to Los Angeles starts today.

SIA's statement yesterday about the new move, which confirms a Straits Times report last week, said the Seattle flights will initially be operated three times a week and raised to four times a week in October next year.

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With the introduction of the Seattle flights next year, SIA will be operating 57 flights per week to the US. Due to the changing time zones, the flight will land in Seattle at the same time it takes off from Singapore, 0905. Airbus says the ULR is capable of flying about 11,100 statute miles while carrying a normal load of passengers and cargo. It would be fairly impractical to use the A350-900ULR on the route, as it is within the range of the standard model. This is in contrast to the ultra long range model which only has Premium Economy and Business Class seats. Four of the A350-900ULRs and 21 of the A350-900s have already been delivered to the carrier. It is a very important market for us, ' he added "We are very committed to this market, and we intend to grow our footprint and continue to serve our customers here with the best product and service possible'".

Singapore Airlines is going to use the standard A350-900 on the Singapore to Seattle route.

While that service will likely rank as one of the world's 30 longest regularly scheduled flights once it begins, "the regular A350-900 will be able to fulfill this mission, ' Lee said".

"It depends on how the traffic builds up and how the economic conditions are, ' Lee said".

Seattle is home to the headquarters of many major USA corporations such as Microsoft, Amazon and Starbucks.

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