Singapore Airlines recently began 16-hour direct flights from Sea-Tac to Singapore — making it the longest direct flight you can take from Seattle. But don’t worry, the luxury airline carrier is all about making your long trip comfortable.
The inaugural flight departed Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Sept. 3. SIA has seen a 42 percent increase in the flight frequency from the U.S. during the past year.
Seattle is the fourth U.S. destination after Los Angeles, New York (Newark) and San Francisco to be served nonstop from Singapore. Currently there are three Seattle flights a week and that will increase to four in October.
“As we continue to expand non-stop service throughout the United States, Seattle is key gateway to the Pacific Northwest. These new services will offer travelers from this region with the fastest means of reaching not only Singapore with the convenience of a nonstop, but also provides easy, one-stop access to much of Southeast Asia, Western Australia, and India,” an SIA spokesperson said.
The target demographic for SIA flights from the Seattle area are corporate travelers, the SIA spokesperson said, as well as premium leisure and main cabin travelers looking for great value.
SIA offers jetlag reducing features on flights like cabin pressurization to a lower altitude, higher humidity levels, higher ceilings, larger windows, and extra wide body, and enhanced cabin lighting designed to help better sleep.
“Passengers can also enjoy wellness-focused offerings from Canyon Ranch that consist of health-focused cuisine and guided stretches,” the SIA spokesperson added.
The Airbus A350-900 features 42 Business Class, 24 Premium Economy Class and 187 Economy Class seats. More at singaporeair.com.