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Singapore Airlines postpones Perth VTL flights to March 2022

SIA has pushed back VTL status on its 17 times weekly Perth - Singapore flights by nearly a month, to 1st March 2022, leaving Scoot to launch quarantine-free travel on the route.

Update: Singapore Airlines has now re-loaded VTL flights on the Perth – Singapore route from 5th February 2022 again, following “the latest guidance from the authorities”.

Last month Singapore Airlines reacted swiftly to the announcement of Western Australia’s international border reopening from 5th February 2022, by bringing forward its Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights on the Perth – Singapore route to coincide with the same date.

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The plan saw 17 weekly Perth – Singapore flights become quarantine-free options, with no SHN period for travellers on arrival in the Lion City.

VTL flights postponed

While Western Australia has already locked in 5th February 2022 for its “safe transition plan”, including international border easing with no quarantine required for fully vaccinated travellers from overseas, Singapore Airlines has pushed the launch of its VTL flights from Perth back to their originally planned date of 1st March 2022.

The airline cited “regulatory requirements” as the reason for the change.

“Due to regulatory requirements, SIA will be postponing the start date for VTL flights from Perth to Singapore to 1 March 2022. All VTL flights from Perth that are scheduled between 5 February 2022 to 28 February 2022 will be converted to non-VTL flights.”

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SIA’s quarantine-free VTL flights from Perth to Singapore now commence on 1st March 2022

Passengers flying from Perth to Singapore on SIA during February will now be subject to prevailing health control measures, including a seven-day Stay Home Notice. Non-residents of Singapore will not be able to travel on these flights, with the exception of those transiting at Changi, who are unaffected.

If you are affected and you booked directly with SIA, you can use the Assistance Request Form to make changes to your bookings, or obtain a refund. If you booked through a travel agency or partner airline, you should contact them directly for assistance.

SIA Perth VTL schedule

Singapore Airlines has been operating 14 weekly Perth – Singapore passenger flights for some time, with daily SQ214 and SQ224 services, and will still press ahead with plans to increase this schedule to 17 per week from February with the addition of three SQ216 flights, but all now will operate as non-VTL services until 1st March.

1st March 2022 – 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ216
787-10
VTL
       
PER
01:10
SIN

06:20
 bgcolor= SQ224
787-10
VTL
PER
06:40
SIN

11:55
 bgcolor= SQ214
787-10
VTL
PER
16:45
SIN

22:00

Singapore Airlines will increase VTL flights to three times daily (21 weekly) on the Perth – Singapore route from 27th March 2022 to late October 2022, the end of the confirmed schedule.

27th March 2022 – 29th October 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ216
787-10
VTL
PER
01:10
SIN

06:35
 bgcolor= SQ224
787-10
VTL
PER
06:25
SIN

11:45
 bgcolor= SQ214
A350 Regional
VTL
PER
17:10
SIN

22:35
Most Singapore Airlines flights to and from Perth use two-class Boeing 787-10 aircraft. (Photo: Paul Schmid)

Scoot will now launch Perth VTL flights

The delay for SIA’s VTL flights on the Perth – Singapore route means that low-cost carrier Scoot will now launch quarantine-free VTL flights on the route, with original plans for five times weekly service from 5th February 2022 beefed up to daily operation.

5th February 2022 – 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= TR9
787-9
VTL
PER
17:15
SIN

22:20
 bgcolor= TR17
787-9
VTL
         
PER
21:30
SIN

02:35*

* Next day

Scoot will use two class Boeing 787-9 aircraft on the route, with an Economy and ScootPlus cabin.

ScootPlus is the equivalent of a Premium Economy product. (Photo: Scoot)

Scoot increases to 10 times weekly VTL operation on the route during the northern summer season from late March to late October. All flights will operate as designated VTL services.

27th March 2022 – 29th October 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= TR9
787-9
VTL
 
PER
18:00
SIN

23:30
 bgcolor= TR17
787-9
VTL
     
PER
21:50
SIN

03:10*

* Next day

KrisFlyer Elite and PPS Club members will now earn 1.25 miles for every S$1 spent on Scoot fares, with all KrisFlyer members picking up 2.5 Elite miles per S$1 spent on top of the KrisFlyer miles themselves when flying with the low-cost carrier, as part of recently announced scheme enhancements.

Other VTL flights

Singapore Airlines recently started VTL flights from Adelaide and Brisbane to Singapore, with South Australia already open to international arrivals quarantine-free and Queensland expected to follow next week.

Singapore Airlines is already operating VTL flights from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. (Photo: Felix Kalin)

The airline also operates VTL flights from Sydney and Melbourne, alongside Qantas, while Jetstar operates VTL flights from Melbourne and Darwin.

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For a full list of all VTL flights to Singapore by route, see our dedicated and updated reference page.

  Full list of all VTL Flights

Singapore – Perth flights are unaffected

Those travelling from Singapore to Perth from 5th February 2022 will still be eligible for quarantine-free entry to Western Australia, via so-called ‘FEPO flights’ on Singapore Airlines, or non-stop flights on Scoot or Jetstar (from 12th February), provided entry requirements are met.