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Singapore Airlines adds more VTL flights from Europe and Los Angeles in December

Singapore Airlines is throwing on 12 additional VTL flights a week from London, Los Angeles, Milan and Paris in the run-up to Christmas.

Good news for those of you still needing to secure space on a designated Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flight to Singapore in time for Christmas, with SIA adding some more options next month from London, Los Angeles, Milan and Paris, allowing more quarantine-free arrivals.

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With no quarantine from Singapore to these cities for vaccinated travellers, this also opens up more options in the other direction too, including another four weekly flights to London alone, for those still wanting to spend Christmas overseas but yet to plan their trip.

SIA is adding four more weekly Singapore – London flights in December, all of which return as designated VTL services. (Photo: Shutterstock)

London

An extra London – Singapore VTL flight will operate four days a week from Thursday 9th December 2021 to Wednesday 22nd December 2021 inclusive, as shown in the following schedule.

Designated VTL Flights
9th December 2021 – 22nd December 2021

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ317
A380
LHR
10:55
SIN

07:50*
BA11
777-300ER
     
LHR
18:50
SIN

15:55*
 bgcolor= SQ321
NEW
A350-900
     
LHR
22:05
SIN

19:00*

* Next day

  Full LHR-SIN VTL Schedule

This new SQ321 service will operate in addition to daily SQ305 and SQ319 non-VTL flights – be careful not to book the latter two if you need a quarantine-free arrival into Singapore.

SQ321 on the London – Singapore leg will also mean another Singapore – London option, where a specific VTL flight is not required in order to arrive with no quarantine, in the form of SQ318 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

SQ318 is back, for a couple of weeks at least, and award seats are available

This flight will offer a lunchtime departure to London with evening arrival the same day. A three-class Airbus A350 will be used.

SIA will therefore increase its total flights between Singapore and London from 21 to 25 flights per week during this two-week period, only three fewer than its pre-COVID frequency on the route.



 


 

Los Angeles

An extra Los Angeles – Singapore VTL flight will operate three days a week from Tuesday 7th December 2021 to Tuesday 21st December 2021 inclusive, as shown in the following schedule.

Designated VTL Flights
7th December 2021 – 21st December 2021

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ39
NEW

A350-900
       
LAX
20:10
SIN

06:00*
 bgcolor= SQ37
A350-900
LAX
22:25
SIN

08:15*

* Two days later

  Full LAX-SIN VTL Schedule

This will also provide another Singapore – Los Angeles option (SQ40), operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. A three-class Airbus A350 will be used.

A new earlier timing non-stop to Los Angeles with SQ40 in December

Again it’s worth grabbing the award space while you can on routes like this at a popular time of year.

Milan

An extra Milan – Singapore VTL flight will operate twice a week from Tuesday 7th December 2021 to Tuesday 21st December 2021 inclusive, as shown in the following schedule.

Designated VTL Flights
7th December 2021 – 21st December 2021

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ355
NEW

A350-900
         
MXP
12:40
SIN

07:35*
 bgcolor= SQ379
A350-900
MXP
12:40
SIN

07:35*

* Next day

  Full MXP-SIN VTL Schedule

This will also provide another Singapore – Milan option (SQ356), operating on Mondays and Fridays. A three-class Airbus A350 will be used.

You can still get to Italy in time for Christmas at saver award rates with this new SQ356 addition

Unlike SIA’s other Milan services currently operating, these additional flights over this two-week period will not continue to or from Barcelona.

Paris

An extra Paris – Singapore VTL flight will operate three times a week from Saturday 11th December 2021 to Tuesday 21st December 2021 inclusive, as shown in the following schedule.

Designated VTL Flights
11th December 2021 – 21st December 2021

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ337
777-300ER
   
CDG
10:40
SIN

06:15*
 bgcolor= SQ333
NEW

A350-900
         
CDG
20:00
SIN

15:40*
AF256
787-9
       
CDG
21:00
SIN

16:35*

* Next day

  Full CDG-SIN VTL Schedule

This will also provide another Singapore – Paris option (SQ334), operating on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. A three-class Airbus A350 will be used.

The increase in Paris VTL flights also comes a few days after Air France upgraded all three of its weekly Singapore flights to quarantine-free status from 15th November 2021.

Paris will have 10 VTL flights per week to Singapore in the run-up to Christmas. (Photo: Shutterstock)

All designated VTL flights to Singapore

We’ve updated our full and continually updated list of designated VTL flights allowing you to arrive quarantine-free in Singapore, with around a dozen airlines now included in the scheme.

Each airline website will obviously only show you its own flight options, so be sure to bookmark the page – an essential resource when planning your VTL trip.

Summary

Singapore’s VTL scheme is continuing to expand, with Malaysia, Finland and Sweden coming on board from 29th November, and the daily arrival cap increasing from 4,000 to 6,000 passengers.

It looks as though SIA is taking advantage of that increased limit with these 12 additional weekly VTL flights from Europe and the USA ahead of the busy festive season.

Singapore Airlines 2013 Business Class. (Photo: jyl4032 via Flickr)

These flights also bring with them brand new quarantine-free options in the Singapore – VTL country direction over the same period, which could be a useful option for many travellers, especially with some award space showing up in premium cabins.

Hopefully these additional flights can also be made long-term if the caps are lifted further, since there appears strong demand on many VTL routes right through to mid-January 2022.

(Cover Photo: Plane’s Portrait Aviation Media / Malcolm Lu)

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