Around 10 minutes ago SQ34 departed non-stop from Singapore to San Francisco, the first time SIA has served the Californian city since March 2020, when the COVID-19 outbreak led to an almost complete withdrawal by the carrier from US routes.
Indeed only Los Angeles has been consistently served by Singapore Airlines throughout the pandemic, with three times weekly 3-class Airbus A350 operation.
That route has recently been hiked to five times weekly and also supplemented by a new three times weekly non-stop service to and from New York JFK, using the 3-class A350 for superior cargo capacity, while passenger loads remain low.
The A350ULR is back
The interesting thing about this route reinstatement is that it also represents the return of SIA’s Airbus A350ULR variant back into commercial service.