Singapore Airlines has announced plans for a seasonal service to Vancouver and Seattle this winter.

The four-times-weekly route will operate nonstop between Singapore and Vancouver, and then onto Seattle, and will launch on December 2, 2021, continuing until February 15, 2022.

Two of the weekly frequencies will operate as Vaccinated Travel Lane services, adding to the carrier’s growing list of VTL options – earlier this week SIA announced plans for VTL flights to destinations including London, New York and Paris.

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The airline also confirmed that its daily nonstop flights to San Francisco would convert to VTL services from October 20.

The Singapore-Vancouver-Seattle service will be operated by an A350-900 aircraft, configured with 42 seats in business class, 24 in premium economy, and 187 in economy.

Flights will depart Singapore at 0915, arriving into Vancouver at 0730, before taking off for Seattle at 0840 and arriving at 0930.

The return leg will depart Seattle at 1100, arriving into Vancouver at 1145, before taking off for Singapore at 1315 and arriving at 2205 the following day.

SIA had previously launched flights to Seattle in September 2019, but the service was suspended with the onset of Covid-19.

According to Business in Vancouver, Singapore Airlines last operated flights to the Canadian city in 2009 (at the time routing via Seoul).

Commenting on the news Ms JoAnn Tan, senior vice president marketing planning, Singapore Airlines, said:

“With the new Singapore-Vancouver-Seattle flights and the conversion of San Francisco-Singapore to a VTL service, SIA customers can enjoy even more seamless travel options to North America during the year-end holiday season. SIA will continue to monitor the demand for air travel, and adjust its services accordingly.”