Finnair operating VTL flights; fly to/from Europe with 70,000 miles and minimal fees


Singapore is introducing Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) with Finland from 29 November 2021 and this opens up a good-value mile-redemption opportunity!

Key points to note

  • Singapore’s VTL arrangement with Finland starts from 29 Nov 2021.
  • As confirmed on Finnair’s social media, all flights to Singapore (AY131) will be VTL flights. However, it is advisable to wait for official confirmation on ICA’s website. UPDATE 18 Nov 2021: Finnair has reconfirmed that all flights to Singapore from 29 Nov 2021 to 26 Mar 2022 will be VTL flights. UPDATE 19 Nov 2021: ICA has confirmed that Finnair will operate VTL flights.
  • You can fly to other VTL countries in Europe (via Helsinki) to travel quarantine-free.
  • There will be 4 flights per week from 6 Dec 2021.
  • Finnair will operate Airbus A350-900 with good Business Class seats (see below).
  • Redeem just 70,000 Cathay Pacific Asia Miles + about S$20 fees for one-way Business Class flights to/from most cities in Europe (except for some cities in Portugal and Spain).
  • There are more than 1 award seat available on most dates in the coming months.
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The seat

Finnair’s A350-900 Business Class seats are arranged in a reverse-herringbone 1-2-1 configuration. These Business Class seats are similar to what’s being offered by Japan Airlines and Cathay Pacific and are great in bed mode.

Finnair Business Class seat
Finnair Business Class cabin

Bottom line

This is a great opportunity to redeem miles during a period of “revenge travel” at good value without having to worry about Saver availability and waitlisting.

H/T: Mainly Miles

2 thoughts on “Finnair operating VTL flights; fly to/from Europe with 70,000 miles and minimal fees”

  1. when can I book my VTL business class flight to Singpore from 5Dec. Which dates will the VTL flights from Stockholm to Singapore operate?

    • Hi Latifah, the border situation is ever-changing. Please refer to Finnair’s dedicated VTL page for the most up-to-date information:


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