Singapore Airlines has announced its intention to cut its sole Canadian route later on this year. As of October 2023, the five-star airline will no longer operate a direct flight between Singapore and Vancouver.
This is disappointing news for Canadians looking to fly directly to Singapore or to continue onwards to South East Asia or Oceania with the renowned carrier.
Singapore Airlines to Cease Service to Vancouver
In 2021, Singapore Airlines began a seasonal service to Vancouver as part of a route that eventually landed in Seattle. This marked the first time the airline flew to Canada in over a decade.
Prior to this, Singapore Airlines had flights to Canada via other world hubs. There was a long-standing route from Singapore–Seoul–Vancouver, which ceased in 2009, and also a route that terminated in Toronto after stops in Europe, which ceased in 2004.
In June 2022, the airline launched a direct thrice-weekly service between Singapore and Vancouver, which is operated by the Airbus A350-900 aircraft. This afforded Vancouverites and Canadians an excellent option for flying directly to Singapore, and onward to other popular destinations in South East Asia or further abroad.
Unfortunately, the route is set to be cut as of October 2023, and we’ll have to look to connecting through a US hub to fly with Singapore Airlines to Asia. In a financial update, the airline reports that it’s adjusting its capacity in response to demand.
This news comes on the heels of much fervour about Singapore Airlines, ever since long-haul business class flights became available with Aeroplan in late 2022.
Other Options to Fly with Singapore Airlines
Between now and October 2023, Singapore Airlines has flights between Singapore and Vancouver on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. If you’re looking to try out one of the world’s best airlines on a direct flight from Vancouver, the clock is ticking on the ability to do so.
Unfortunately, the award availability with Aeroplan on this route is virtually non-existent at this time, so you’ll have to look to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer to book it. Expect to pay 107,000 KrisFlyer miles for a Saver award, or 128,500 miles for an Advantage award.
In Canada, HSBC Rewards is the only transferrable points currency for KrisFlyer, at a ratio of 25:9. As always, you can also transfer Marriott…
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