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Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Singapore Airlines' 'flights to nowhere' plan ditched after environmental backlash






Singapore Airlines has grounded its plan for 'flights to nowhere.'


It nixed the idea after a public backlash over the wasteful environmental impact.


As soon as SIA floated the idea of no-destination flights, environmentalists spoke out about 'carbon-intensive travel for no good reason.'


Flights to nowhere have been a surprise money-spinner for cash-strapped airlines in Taiwan, and Brunei, and Qantas will soon start its own pleasure flights.


Royal Brunei Airlines launched a Dine & Fly service in August and Qantas will operate a seven-hour scenic flight later this month.


Qantas said the flight was sold out within 10 minutes.


Although it has given up on flights to nowhere, Singapore Airlines has other creative ways to make some money.


On 24-25 October, an Airbus A380 plane at Singapore's Changi Airport will be transformed into a restaurant.


Restaurant A380 @Changi will offer 'award-winning service with signature international Singapore Airlines dishes.'


Diners can also watch a pre-meal 'runway' fashion show of cabin crew uniforms through the years.


On select dates Singapore Airlines also plans to conduct guided tours of its training centre.


 


Written by Ray Montgomery, Asia Editor

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  • I think this is good for morale!

    At least they are doing something,a feeling of being in the plane on the ground and enjoying a nice meal is not a bad idea at all, catch a movie,a few drinks!-¤ï¸ðŸ’ðŸ‘ðŸ‘

    By Hasmukhray Modha, Thursday, October 1, 2020

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