Singapore Airlines Launches First Non-Stop Flight From Singapore To Seattle

Singapore Airlines Launches First Non-Stop Flight From Singapore To Seattle

Now it’s even easier to visit the world’s first Starbucks store.

Singapore Airlines just launched the first non-stop flight from Singapore to Seattle. 

The first Singapore-Seattle flight departed Changi International Airport on 3 September 2019 at 0927hrs (Singapore time, GMT +8) and arrived at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on the same day, at 0905hrs (US Pacific time, GMT -7). 

According to Singapore Airlines, the Singapore-Seattle flights will initially be operated three times weekly, before being increased to four times weekly in October 2019. As for now, the flights will depart from Singapore’s Changi Airport on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday each week.

SIA’s 4th non-stop flight to the US (with many more to come)

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The new Singapore-Seattle flight is not the first non-stop flight to the States: Singapore Airlines already has non-stop flights to New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. (United Airlines is the other airline that has a non-stop flight from Singapore to San Francisco.) This makes the Singapore-Seattle route the fourth direct route from Singapore to USA, establishing Singapore as an up-and-coming transpacific transport hub in Asia.

In case you didn’t know, most transpacific flights in Asia originate from major cities in North Asia. Currently, the most popular transportation hubs for flights to USA include Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, Beijing and Hong Kong. Hence, travellers from other countries in Asia who are going to the USA will most likely transfer from one of these cities.

With Singapore Airlines’ new flight offering, travellers from the Southeast Asia region looking to travel to the United States will find it more convenient to transit via Singapore. (In fact, we highly recommend making a long transit via Singapore so that you can spend some time in Singapore’s Changi Airport, which has been the world’s best airport for seven years in a row!)

We are looking forward to more transpacific flights from Singapore Airlines, which has been consistently named as one of the world’s best airlines for as long as we can remember. With a flight on the world’s best airline originating from the world’s best airport, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t try out Singapore Airlines’ America routes now!

 

Higher ceilings, wellness initiatives & more: How Singapore Airlines is redefining the transpacific flight experience

Singapore Airlines interior

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Non-stop long haul flights pose a challenge for passengers, who have to endure more than half a day in a moderately-sized seat. This, coupled with the extreme jet lag (15 hours time difference!) resulting from a transpacific flight, takes a huge toll on the human body. 

However, Singapore Airlines is trying to make this long, arduous journey across the Pacific Ocean less stressful for its passengers. For one, SIA will be using the A350-900ULR, a fleet of airplanes suited for ultra-long-haul flights. The planes will also be fitted with features such as higher ceilings, larger windows, an extra-wide body and cabin lighting designed to reduce jet lag. 

Besides the improved interiors, the Singapore-Seattle service will also offer wellness initiatives from Canyon Ranch, a premiere integrated wellness brand from the USA. These include sleep strategies and guided stretching exercises to combat swelling, as well as curated cuisines to provide sufficient nutrients for the long flight. With improved facilities and a slew of amenities for passengers to combat jet lag, it’s no wonder that Singapore Airlines has regularly been named world’s best airline. 

 

Time to plan your maiden voyage to America

Located right at the top of America’s west coast, Seattle is one of the most beautiful cities in the US. Known as the “Emerald City” among locals, this vibrant metropolitan city is surrounded by lush forests and mountain ranges and is also known for its fresh seafood at Pike Place Market. It’s also home to the first Starbucks store in the world!   

Using Seattle as the starting point, you can also explore the many other cities along the American west coast. If you have always wanted to take the ultimate Californian road trip, or just want to try out the best theme parks in America’s west coast, we think now is the time to do so!

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