Singapore Airlines has announced the launch of a new service from Los Angeles to Taipei. The three times weekly flights from Los Angeles International (LAX) to Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) will start Aug. 25.
The service will operate aboard Airbus A350-900 aircraft in a three-cabin configuration, with 42 seats in business class, 24 seats in premium economy and 187 economy class seats.
The new route is part of the airline’s ongoing effort to rebuild its US network following drastic cuts in air travel at the onset of the COVID-19 crisis.
“With this new service, SIA continues to demonstrate its commitment to rebuild and grow our U.S. route network,” said Joey Seow, Singapore Airlines regional vice president – Americas. “At the same time, our long-term strategy prioritizes flexibility in deploying our fleet, allowing us to move quickly to offer passengers new options for travel as opportunities arise, such as this new service to Taipei.”
In January, the airline increased its frequencies to daily from its US gateways of LAX San Francisco and JFK in New York between Singapore and. The company also resumed fifth-freedom service from Los Angeles to Tokyo and Singapore in June 2021. The addition of new LAX-TPE service brings the carrier’s US route network up to about 47 percent of its pre-COVID flight frequency.
In addition to offering a new option for travelers, the airlines says the new service will further increase in SIA’s freight capacity between Los Angeles, Taiwan, Singapore and destinations throughout Asia and beyond.
SQ035 operates three times weekly, Monday, Thursday and Saturday, departing LAX at 00:40, arriving TPE at 06:10 (plus one day).
SQ036 operates three times weekly, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, departing TPE 17:50 arriving LAX at 15:20 (same day)