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SIA boosts VTL flights from 12 cities including London, New York and Paris

Singapore Airlines will boost its VTL flights to 150 per week, with increases announced on 12 routes from mid-January 2022.

Singapore Airlines may have come off feeling a bit bruised when it picked up only 10 of the 42 weekly VTL designated flights between Changi and Kuala Lumpur in the latest regional quarantine scheme with its closest neighbour, but that hasn’t stopped the carrier capitalising on its current dominant position on Europe and US routes.

SIA has announced that from mid-January 2022 it will boost designated VTL flight frequencies on no fewer than 12 routes, by shifting non-VTL services from a host of cities onto the quarantine-free arrangement, thanks to an increased arrivals cap.

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These new flights unfortunately don’t come in time for the busy Christmas and New Year holiday season, but could come in useful for those travelling next year.

In total, SIA will operate 147 VTL designated flights per week into Changi once the changes come into effect, in addition to 108 operated by other airlines, for over 250 weekly quarantine-free arrival flights in Singapore.

Singapore Airlines will operate 150 weekly designated VTL flights into Changi by late January 2022, representing about 58% of all VTL services. (Photo: Russell Lee)

VTL flight increases

Here’s a summary of the VTL designated flight frequency increases on these 12 routes from mid-January 2022.

Singapore Airlines
VTL Flight Increases

City VTL Flights
Before After
Amsterdam 4/wk   7/wk
Barcelona 3/wk   5/wk
Copenhagen 2/wk   5/wk
Frankfurt 7/wk   14/wk
London 7/wk   14/wk
Milan 3/wk   5/wk
Munich 3/wk   5/wk
New York 7/wk   14/wk
Paris 4/wk   7/wk
Rome 2/wk   5/wk
Seattle 2/wk   4/wk
Vancouver 2/wk   4/wk

The biggest increases are for Frankfurt, London and New York, all of which go from daily to double daily SIA VTL flight options.

Amsterdam and Paris will also increase to daily Singapore Airlines VTL flights.

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These increases on existing VTL routes are in addition to new VTL designation for three weekly flights from Houston and Manchester, which we previously announced, also commencing in mid-January.

If you’re not familiar, here’s a summary of how the VTL works:

  VTL: All you need to know

Here’s how these schedule changes look city-by-city.

Amsterdam

Singapore Airlines is currently operating four weekly VTL flights from Amsterdam to Singapore.

From 17th January 2022, SQ323 will also operate three times weekly as a VTL flight from Amsterdam to Singapore.

17th January 2022 – 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ323
A350-900
       
AMS
10:25
SIN

05:55*
 bgcolor= SQ329
A350-900
     
AMS
10:25
SIN

05:55*

* Next day

This will effectively give SIA daily service on the route.

See the full Amsterdam – Singapore VTL flight schedule, including these new flights and those operated by KLM below (click to expand).

1st November 2021 - 16th January 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ329
A350-900
AMS
10:25
SIN

05:55*
KL833
777-300ER
         
AMS
21:05
SIN

15:30*

* Next day

KLM will also operate the following additional VTL flight from Amsterdam to Singapore (KL813):

  • Friday 7th January 2022

17th January 2022 - 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ323
A350-900
       
AMS
10:25
SIN

05:55*
 bgcolor= SQ329
A350-900
     
AMS
10:25
SIN

05:55*
KL833
777-300ER
         
AMS
21:05
SIN

15:30*

* Next day

Amsterdam Singapore
Non-VTL

  • SQ323 services (Mon, Wed, Sun) prior to 17th January 2022 are not designated VTL flights.
  • KL835/837/839 services (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun) are not designated VTL flights.

Barcelona

Singapore Airlines is currently operating three weekly VTL flights from Barcelona to Singapore.

From 19th January 2022, SQ377 will also operate twice weekly as a VTL flight from Barcelona to Singapore, via Milan as with existing services.

19th January 2022 – 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ377
A350-900
BCN
09:50
SIN

07:35*
 bgcolor= SQ379
A350-900
BCN
09:50
SIN

07:35*

* Next day

In total there will then be five weekly SIA VTL flights from Barcelona to Singapore. 

See the full Barcelona – Singapore VTL flight schedule including these new flights below (click to expand).

Note that this service operates via Milan, with a 1 hour 10 minute transit stop en-route to Singapore.

31st October 2021 - 18th January 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ379
A350-900
BCN
09:50
SIN

07:35*

* Next day

19th January 2022 - 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ377
A350-900
BCN
09:50
SIN

07:35*
 bgcolor= SQ379
A350-900
BCN
09:50
SIN

07:35*

* Next day

Barcelona Singapore
Non-VTL

  • SQ377 services (Wed, Fri) prior to 19th January 2022 are not designated VTL flights.

 

Copenhagen

Singapore Airlines is currently operating two weekly VTL flights from Copenhagen to Singapore.

From 19th January 2022, SQ351 will also operate twice weekly as a VTL flight from Copenhagen to Singapore.

19th January 2022 – 29th January 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ351
A350-900
CPH
12:30
SIN

07:30*
 bgcolor= SQ353
A350-900
CPH
12:30
SIN

07:30*

From February 2022 an additional SQ351 flight is added.

2nd February 2022 – 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ351
A350-900
CPH
12:30
SIN

07:30*
 bgcolor= SQ353
A350-900
CPH
12:30
SIN

07:30*

* Next day

In total there will then be five weekly SIA VTL flights from Copenhagen to Singapore. 

See the full Copenhagen – Singapore VTL flight schedule including these new flights below (click to expand).

1st November 2021 - 18th January 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ353
A350-900
CPH
12:30
SIN

07:30*

* Next day

19th January 2022 - 31st January 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ351
A350-900
CPH
12:30
SIN

07:30*
 bgcolor= SQ353
A350-900
CPH
12:30
SIN

07:30*

* Next day

2nd February 2022 - 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ351
A350-900
CPH
12:30
SIN

07:30*
 bgcolor= SQ353
A350-900
CPH
12:30
SIN

07:30*

* Next day

Copenhagen Singapore
Non-VTL

  • SQ351 services (Wed, Sat) prior to 19th January 2022 are not designated VTL flights.

 

Frankfurt

Singapore Airlines is currently operating daily VTL flights from Frankfurt to Singapore.

From 17th January 2022, SQ25 will also operate daily as a VTL flight from Frankfurt to Singapore, as a continuation of its New York – Frankfurt – Singapore routing.

17th January 2022 – 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ25
777-300ER
FRA
11:40
SIN

06:50*
 bgcolor= SQ325
777-300ER
FRA
21:55
SIN

17:15*

* Next day

This will give SIA twice-daily VTL service on the route, including a late morning and evening departure timing, for early morning and evening arrival respectively in Singapore.

Both flights will also offer a First Class cabin.

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See the full Frankfurt – Singapore VTL flight schedule, including these new flights and those operated by Lufthansa below (click to expand).

31st October 2021 - 16th January 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ325
777-300ER
FRA
21:55
SIN

17:15*
LH778
A340-300
         
FRA
21:15
SIN

17:00*

* Next day

17th January 2022 - 27th February 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ25
777-300ER
FRA
11:40
SIN

06:50*
 bgcolor= SQ325
777-300ER
FRA
21:55
SIN

17:15*
LH778
A340-300
         
FRA
21:15
SIN

17:00*

* Next day

28th February 2022 - 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ25
777-300ER
FRA
11:40
SIN

06:50*
 bgcolor= SQ325
777-300ER
FRA
21:55
SIN

17:15*
LH778
747-8
         
FRA
21:55
SIN

17:00*

* Next day

Frankfurt Singapore
Non-VTL

  • SQ25 services (Daily) prior to 17th January 2022 are not designated VTL flights.
  • LH778 services (Tue) are not designated VTL flights.

 



 


 

London

Singapore Airlines is currently operating daily A380 VTL flights from London to Singapore.

SQ-A380-Small-(Kentaro-Iemoto)
SIA’s first post-COVID long-haul A380 route is to and from London, with VTL status on the LHR-SIN flight. (Photo: Kentaro Iemoto)

Between 9th December 2021 and 22nd December 2021 there’s a previously announced temporary increase in VTL flights with the addition of four times weekly SQ321 services using an Airbus A350.

9th December 2021 – 22nd December 2021

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

07:50*
 bgcolor= SQ321
A350
     
LHR
22:05
SIN

19:00*

* Next day

That service doesn’t continue, but from 17th January 2022, SQ319 will operate daily as a VTL flight from London to Singapore.

17th January 2022 – 26th March 2022

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

07:50*
 bgcolor= SQ319
777-300ER
LHR
20:35
SIN

17:30*

* Next day

This will give SIA twice-daily VTL service on the route, with both morning and evening departure timings.

See the full London – Singapore VTL flight schedule, including these new flights and those operated by British Airways below (click to expand).

19th November 2021 - 8th 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*/
16:15*

* Next day

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*/
16:15*
 bgcolor= SQ321
A350
     
LHR
22:05
SIN

19:00*

* Next day

23rd December 2021 - 9th January 2022

  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*/
16:15*

* Next day

10th January 2022 - 16th January 2022

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

07:50*
BA11
787-9
LHR
18:50
SIN

15:55*

* Next day

17th January 2022 - 27th February 2022

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

07:50*
BA11
787-9
LHR
18:50
SIN

15:55*
 bgcolor= SQ319
777-300ER
LHR
20:35
SIN

17:30*

* Next day

28th February 2022 - 26th March 2022

  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= SQ319
777-300ER
LHR
20:35
SIN

17:30*

* Next day

London Singapore
Non-VTL

  • SQ305 services (Daily) are not designated VTL flights.
  • SQ319 services (Daily) prior to 17th January 2021 are not designated VTL flights.
  • British Airways is not offering any non-VTL flights.

 

Milan

Singapore Airlines is currently operating three weekly VTL flights from Milan to Singapore.

From 19th January 2022, SQ377 will also operate twice weekly as a VTL flight from Milan to Singapore.

19th January 2022 – 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ377
A350-900
MXP
12:40
SIN

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

07:35*

* Next day

In total there will then be five weekly SIA VTL flights from Milan to Singapore. 

See the full Milan – Singapore VTL flight schedule, including these new flights and a temporary December increase on the route, below (click to expand).

31st October 2021 - 6th December 2021

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ379
A350-900
MXP
12:40
SIN

07:35*

* Next day

7th December 2021 - 21st December 2021

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ355
A350-900
         
MXP
12:40
SIN

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

07:35*

* Next day

22nd December 2021 - 18th January 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ379
A350-900
MXP
12:40
SIN

07:35*

* Next day

19th January 2022 - 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ377
A350-900
MXP
12:40
SIN

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

07:35*

* Next day

Milan Singapore
Non-VTL

  • SQ377 services (Wed, Fri) prior to 19th January 2022 are not designated VTL flights.

 

Munich

Singapore Airlines is currently operating three weekly VTL flights from Munich to Singapore.

From 20th January 2022, SQ331 will also operate twice weekly as a VTL flight from Munich to Singapore on Thursdays and Sundays, with slightly earlier timings.

20th January 2022 – 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ331
A350-900
MUC
12:20
SIN

07:00*
 bgcolor= SQ331
A350-900
MUC
13:15
SIN

07:55*

* Next day

In total there will then be five weekly SIA VTL flights from Munich to Singapore. 

See the full Munich – Singapore VTL flight schedule including these new flights below (click to expand).

1st November 2021 - 19th January 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ331
A350-900
MUC
13:15
SIN

07:55*

* Next day

20th January 2022 - 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ331
A350-900
MUC
12:20
SIN

07:00*
 bgcolor= SQ331
A350-900
MUC
13:15
SIN

07:55*

* Next day

Munich Singapore
Non-VTL

  • SQ327 services are not designated VTL flights.
  • LH790 services (daily from 1 Feb 2022) are not designated VTL flights.

 

New York

Singapore Airlines is currently operating seven weekly non-stop VTL flights from New York to Singapore, via the non-stop route or a one-stop through Frankfurt.

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From 17th January 2022, SQ25 which operates to Singapore via Frankfurt will also pick up VTL status on a daily basis.

17th January 2022 – 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ25
777-300ER
JFK
20:15
SIN

06:50*
 bgcolor= SQ23
A350-900 ULR
JFK
21:40
SIN

05:20*

* Two days later

In total there will then be 14 weekly SIA VTL flights from New York to Singapore, including a First Class VTL option with SQ25.

See the full New York – Singapore VTL flight schedule including these new flights below (click to expand).

31st October 2021 - 16th January 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ23
A350-900 ULR
JFK
21:40
SIN

05:20*

* Two days later

17th January 2022 - 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ25
777-300ER
JFK
20:15
SIN

06:50*
 bgcolor= SQ23
A350-900 ULR
JFK
21:40
SIN

05:20*

* Two days later

Note that the SQ25 service operates via Frankfurt, with a 1 hour 50 minute transit stop en-route to Singapore.

New York Singapore
Non-VTL

  • SQ25 to Singapore via Frankfurt (Daily) prior to 17th January 2022 is not a designated VTL flight.

 

Paris

Singapore Airlines is currently operating four weekly non-stop VTL flights from Paris to Singapore.

From 18th January 2022, SQ335 will also operate three times weekly as a VTL flight from Paris to Singapore.

18th January 2022 – 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ335
777-300ER
CDG
10:40
SIN

06:15*
 bgcolor= SQ337
777-300ER
   
CDG
10:40
SIN

06:15*

* Next day

This will give SIA daily VTL service on the route.

See the full Paris – Singapore VTL flight schedule, including these new flights and those operated by Air France below (click to expand).

15th November 2021 - 10th December 2021

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

06:15*
AF256
787-9
       
CDG
21:00
SIN

16:35*

* Next day

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
A350-900
         
CDG
20:00
SIN

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

16:35*

* Next day

22nd December 2021 - 17th January 2022

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

06:15*
AF256
787-9
       
CDG
21:00
SIN

16:35*

* Next day

18th January 2022 - 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ335
777-300ER
CDG
10:40
SIN

06:15*
 bgcolor= SQ337
777-300ER
   
CDG
10:40
SIN

06:15*
AF256
787-9
       
CDG
21:00
SIN

16:35*

* Next day

Air France will also operate the following additional VTL flights from Paris to Singapore (AF256):

  • Thursday 16th December 2021
  • Thursday 6th January 2022

Paris Singapore
Non-VTL

  • SQ335 services (Tue, Thu, Sat) prior to 18th January 2022 are not designated VTL flights.

 

Rome

Singapore Airlines is currently operating two weekly VTL flights from Rome to Singapore.

From 19th January 2022, SQ351 will also operate twice weekly as VTL flights from Rome to Singapore, via Copenhagen as with existing services.

19th January 2022 – 29th January 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ351
A350-900
FCO
08:40
SIN

07:30*
 bgcolor= SQ353
A350-900
FCO
08:40
SIN

07:30*

* Next day

From February 2022 an additional SQ351 flight is added.

2nd February 2022 – 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ351
A350-900
FCO
08:40
SIN

07:30*
 bgcolor= SQ353
A350-900
FCO
08:40
SIN

07:30*

* Next day

In total there will then be five weekly SIA VTL flights from Rome to Singapore. 

See the full Rome – Singapore VTL flight schedule including these new flights below (click to expand).

Note that this service operates via Copenhagen, with a 1 hour 20 minute transit stop en-route to Singapore.

1st November 2021 - 18th January 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ353
A350-900
FCO
08:40
SIN

07:30*

* Next day


19th January 2022 - 31st January 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ351
A350-900
FCO
08:40
SIN

07:30*
 bgcolor= SQ353
A350-900
FCO
08:40
SIN

07:30*

* Next day


2nd February 2022 - 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ351
A350-900
FCO
08:40
SIN

07:30*
 bgcolor= SQ353
A350-900
FCO
08:40
SIN

07:30*

* Next day

Rome Singapore
Non-VTL

  • SQ351 services (Wed, Sat) prior to 19th January 2022 are not designated VTL flights.

 

Seattle

Singapore Airlines is set to operate two weekly VTL flights from Seattle to Singapore from early December this year.

From 18th January 2022, SQ27 will also operate twice weekly as a VTL flight from Seattle to Singapore, via Vancouver as with SQ29 services.

18th January 2022 – 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ27
A350-900
SEA
11:00
SIN

22:05*
 bgcolor= SQ29
A350-900
SEA
11:00
SIN

22:05*

* Next day

In total there will then be four weekly SIA VTL flights from Seattle to Singapore. 

See the full Seattle – Singapore VTL flight schedule including these new flights below (click to expand).

Note that this service operates via Vancouver, with a 1 hour 30 minute transit stop en-route to Singapore.

2nd December 2021 - 17th January 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ29
A350-900
SEA
11:00
SIN

22:05*

* Next day

18th January 2022 - 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ27
A350-900
SEA
11:00
SIN

22:05*
 bgcolor= SQ29
A350-900
SEA
11:00
SIN

22:05*

* Next day

Seattle Singapore
Non-VTL

  • SQ27 (Tue, Fri) prior to 18th January 2022 are not designated VTL flights.

 

Vancouver

Singapore Airlines is set to operate two weekly VTL flights from Vancouver to Singapore from early December this year.

From 18th January 2022, SQ27 will also operate twice weekly as a VTL flight from Vancouver to Singapore.

18th January 2022 – 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ27
A350-900
YVR
13:15
SIN

22:05*
 bgcolor= SQ29
A350-900
YVR
13:15
SIN

22:05*

* Next day

In total there will then be four weekly SIA VTL flights from Vancouver to Singapore. 

See the full Vancouver – Singapore VTL flight schedule including these new flights below (click to expand).

2nd December 2021 - 17th January 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ29
A350-900
YVR
13:15
SIN

22:05*

* Next day

18th January 2022 - 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ27
A350-900
YVR
13:15
SIN

22:05*
 bgcolor= SQ29
A350-900
YVR
13:15
SIN

22:05*

* Next day

Vancouver Singapore
Non-VTL

  • SQ27 (Tue, Fri) prior to 18th January 2022 are not designated VTL flights.

 

All designated VTL flights

We’ve updated our full and continually updated list of designated VTL flights allowing you to arrive quarantine-free in Singapore, with over 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 Airlines will operate over 40 additional weekly VTL options on these 12 routes from mid-January 2022, in addition to the recently announced Houston and Manchester services, a significant ramp-up for the quarantine-free scheme.

Even before we hear about additional designated flights from India, Indonesia, the UAE and Qatar, which should be announced soon, there will be over 250 designated VTL flights into Changi each week by late January next year, a far cry from the scheme’s humble beginnings with just a few arrivals from Brunei and Germany.

Hopefully these latest increases will help more travellers to secure designated VTL services to Singapore, not to mention improving SIA’s fortunes through increased passenger demand for quarantine-free flights.

 

(Cover Photo: Shutterstock)

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