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Singapore Airlines Group Expands VTL Flight Network

Singapore Airlines Group will expand its Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) network to 47 cities from 25 countries in the coming weeks. Singapore Airlines will progressively add Dubai, Hong Kong, Manila, New York (Newark) and Phuket from 25 February 2022. It will also step up frequencies for flights between Singapore and existing VTL destination including Bandar Seri Begawan, Colombo, Male and Phnom Penh.

Scoot will progressively add Chiang Mai, Cebu, Clark, Davao, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Krabi, London (Gatwick) and Phuket to its VTL network. It will also increase frequency for services between Singapore and Phuket.

SIA currently operates VTL flights from 40 points while Scoot has 17 VTL destinations.

A SIA spokesperson has shared that Singapore’s VTL arrangements have helped to successfully unlock pent-up demand for international air travel to and through Changi Airport. SIA has built up VTL network in a calibrated manner over the last few months and adding new VTL services and increasing frequencies allows the group to provide more travel options and greater flexibility.

SIA customers with existing bookings will be notified if their flight has been designated as a VTL flight. Those who do not meet the VTL requirements may opt to rebook their flights or request for a refund instead via SIA’s Assistance Request Form to submit their request. Those who require urgent assistance may also reach out to their local Singapore Airlines reservation office. Customers who have made bookings through a travel agency or partner airline are advised to contact them directly for assistance.

New VTL Services

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  • CEBU – SINGAPORE (SCOOT) – Four times weekly services between Singapore and Cebu. From 4 March, TR385 (Airbus A321neo aircraft) will operate as the designated VTL flight from Cebu to Singapore with an increase to five-times weekly services from 8 March 2022.
  • CHIANG MAI – SINGAPORE (SCOOT) – Four times weekly services between Singapore and Chiang Mai. From 5 March 2022, TR677 and TR675 (Airbus A320neo aircraft) will operate as designated VTL flights from Chiang Mai to Singapore.
  • CLARK – SINGAPORE (SCOOT) – Daily services between Singapore and Clark. From 4 March, TR387 (Airbus A320 aircraft) will be designated as a VTL flight from Clark to Singapore.
  • DAVAO – SINGAPORE (SCOOT) – Thrice-weekly services between Singapore and Davao. From 4 March, TR361 (Airbus A321 neo aircraft) will be designated as a VTL flight from Davao to Singapore.
  • DUBAI – SINGAPORE (SIA) – Daily services between Singapore and Dubai. From 24 December, SQ495 (Airbus A350-900 medium haul aircraft) will operate as the designated VTL flight from Dubai to Singapore. The inaugural VTL flight SQ495 will depart Dubai on 24 February 2022 and arrive in Singapore on 25 February 2022.
  • HONG KONG – SINGAPORE (SIA and Scoot) – SIA operates twice-daily services between Singapore and Hong Kong. From 25 February, SQ883 and SQ895 will operate as designated VTL flights from Hong Kong to Singapore. These flights will be operated on Airbus A350-900 or the Boeing B777-300ER aircraft depending on flight schedule. Scoot currently operates daily flights between Singapore and Hong Kong. From 25 February, TR981 (Boeing 787-9 aircraft) will be designated as a VTL flight from Hong Kong to Singapore.
  • LONDON (GATWICK) – BANGKOK – SINGAPORE (Scoot) – From 22 March Scoot will operate thrice-weekly services between London (Gatwick) and Singapore via Bangkok.
  • JEDDAH – SINGAPORE (SCOOT) – Scoot currently operates thrice-weekly services between Singapore and Jeddah. From 24 February, TR9597 (Boeing 787-8 aircraft) will be designated as a VTL flight for Jeddah to Singapore.
  • KRABI – SINGAPORE (SCOOT) – Thrice-weekly services between Singapore and Krabi. From 4 March, TR689 (Airbus A320neo aircraft) will designated as a VTL flight from Krabi to Singapore.
  • MANILA – SINGAPORE (SIA) – SIA currently operates 24-times weekly services between Singapore and Manila. From 4 March, all flights – SQ915, SQ917, SQ919 and SQ921 from Manila to Singapore will be designated as VTL flights. From 27 March, this service will increase to 28 times weekly. All Servies will be operated on the Airbus A350-900 medium haul aircraft.
  • NEW YORK (NEWARK) – SINGAPORE (SIA) – From 27 March, SIA will operate daily flights between Singapore and Newark Liberty International in New York. SQ21 will operate as the designated VTL flight from Newark Liberty International Airport to Singapore. This is in addition to the existing two daily VTL flights from New York John F Kennedy Airport to Singapore. These flights will be operated on the Airbus A350-900 ultra-long range aircraft.
  • PHUKET – SINGAPORE (SIA) – SIA currently operates twice-daily flights between Singapore and Phuket. From 4 March, both return flights from Phuket to Singapore, SQ7278 and SQ375 will operate as VTL flights. From 27 March 2022 to 31 May 2022, this will increase to a thrice-daily flight service. From 1 – 30 April 2022, SIA will mount a supplementary flight service between Singapore and Phuket to cater to seasonal volume of demands, increasing the frequency to four-time weekly service for the month. From 1 June 2022 to 30 September 2022, this will increase to four-times daily service. From 1 October 2022, the frequency will further increase to five-times daily service between the two cities. All return flights from Phuket to Singapore will be designated as VTL flights and operated on the Boeing 737-8 aircraft.
  • PHUKET – SINGAPORE (Scoot) – Scoot currently operates thrice-weekly services between Singapore and Phuket. From 4 March, this will increase to a daily service between the two cities. TR653 will be designated as a VTL flight from Phuket to Singapore. All Scoot services will be operated on the Airbus A320 aircraft.

Frequency Increase for Existing SIA VTL Services

BRUNEI – SINGAPORE – SIA currently operates thrice-weekly services. SQ143 is operating as the designated VTL flight from Brunei to Singapore. SIA will add two additional flights on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 March 2022, increasing frequency to a five-time weekly service. SQ143 will continue to operate as the designated VTL till 25 March 2022. SQ147 will subsequently operate as the designated VTL flight from 27 March onwards. All services are operated on the Boeing 737-8 aircraft.

COLOMBO – SINGAPORE – SIA currently operates daily flights between Singapore and Colombo. SQ469 is operating as the designated VTL flight from Colombo to Singapore. From 1 October 2022, SIA will add two additional flights on Wednesday and Saturdays, increasing to a nine-time weekly service. From 1 October 2022, SQ465 will operate as the designated VTL flight from Colombo to Singapore, in addition to the existing VTL flight SQ469. SQ465 will be operated on the Boeing 737-8 aircraft, while SQ469 will continue to operate on the Airbus A350-900 medium haul aircraft.

MALE – SINGAPORE – SIA currently operates 10-times weekly services between Singapore and Male. SQ437 operates thrice weekly as the designated VTL flight from Male to Singapore. From 4 March 2022, SIA will increase to twice daily flights between Singapore and Male. SQ437 will operate daily as the designated VTL flight from Male to Singapore. All services will be operated as the designated VTL flight from Male to Singapore. All services will be operated on the Boeing 737-800NG aircraft.

PHNOM PENH – SINGAPORE – SIA currently operates twice daily flights between Singapore and Phnom Penh on the Boeing 737-8 aircraft. SQ153 operates as the daily designated VTL flight from Phnom Penh to Singapore. From 1 June 2022, SIA will increase to thrice-daily flights. Both SQ153 and SQ155 will operate as daily designated VTL flights from Phnom Penh to Singapore.

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