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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).

27th March 2022 - 31st March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ323
A350 Long Haul
AMS
11:15
SIN

05:55*
KL813
777-300ER
         
AMS
21:55
SIN

16:30*

* Next day

Important

From 1st April 2022, there will be no more designated VTL flights to Singapore.
All fully vaccinated travellers can enter quarantine-free on any flight operated by any airline on any route.

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.

27th March 2022 - 31st March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ377
A350 Long Haul
BCN
10:10
SIN

07:00*

* Next day

Important

From 1st April 2022, there will be no more designated VTL flights to Singapore.
All fully vaccinated travellers can enter quarantine-free on any flight operated by any airline on any route.

 

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).

27th March 2022 - 31st March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ351
A350-900
CPH
12:20
SIN

06:20*

* Next day

Important

From 1st April 2022, there will be no more designated VTL flights to Singapore.
All fully vaccinated travellers can enter quarantine-free on any flight operated by any airline on any route.

 

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).

27th March 2022 - 31st March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ25
A380^
FRA
12:30
SIN

06:50*
LH778
A340-300