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Singapore Airlines resets Perth VTL launch back to 5 February

SIA U-turns on its Perth - Singapore VTL flight postponement, with "latest guidance from the authorities" supporting a return to 'plan A'

Last week Singapore Airlines announced that it was pushing back its Perth – Singapore Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights by almost a month, due to unspecified “regulatory requirements”, leaving its low-cost subsidiary Scoot to launch two-way quarantine-free travel to and from Western Australia.

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Well whatever those regulatory issues were that applied to the airline’s VTL flights, but strangely not to those of the budget arm, appear to have been smoothed over.

Singapore Airlines has today revealed that it’s back to ‘plan A’ for these services, which will once again start on 5th February!

Resumption of Perth – Singapore VTL flights on 5 February 2022

Singapore Airlines will begin VTL flights from Perth to Singapore on 5 February 2022 instead of 1 March 2022, as per the latest guidance from the authorities. All VTL flights from Perth that were scheduled between 5 February 2022 and 28 February 2022, will retain their VTL flight status. Customers with existing bookings on these flights can continue with their travel plans.

Singapore Airlines apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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SIA schedule

Singapore Airlines has restored its plan to operate 17 weekly Perth – Singapore passenger flights as designated VTL services from 5th February, in line with the reopening of of Western Australia’s international border.

5th February 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
All SIA Perth – Singapore flights are once again designated VTL services from 5th February 2022

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

Despite a mixture of Boeing 787-10 and Airbus A350 Regional aircraft being used on the Singapore – Perth – Singapore route by SIA, all of these aircraft feature the same direct aisle access 2018 Regional Business Class product.

SIA’s 2018 Regional Business Class is fitted to all Boeing 787-10 and Airbus A350 Regional models. (Photo: The Points Guy)

Scoot schedule

Scoot will launch daily Perth – Singapore VTL flights on the same day as SIA, using Boeing 787-9 aircraft on an afternoon departure, with later 9.30pm timing on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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

These aircraft are fitted 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