The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the aviation industry due to travel restrictions and a drop in demand among travelers. The pandemic have resulted in flights being cancelled or planes flying empty between airports, which in turn massively diminished revenues for airlines and even forced many airlines to lay off employees or the last resort; declare bankruptcy.
As the demand for air travel is still low, Singapore Airlines has opened an Airbus A380 restaurant allowing passengers to dine on the very best food without paying for a full-fare ticket and recreate the flying experience. However, the airplane is not flying anywhere! What’s the experience like?
The Singapore Airlines restaurant managed to sell 900 lunch tickets within 30 minutes of bookings opening earlier this month
Much to our surprise, the Singapore Airline restaurant has been rather popular. 900 lunch tickets sold out within 30 minutes of bookings opening earlier this month. SIA even announced six additional sessions to cater to more group of passengers who want to experience the “dine on board” during the pandemic.
The airlines are also offering home deliveries of plane meals so you can always order it to be had at home if you really miss airplane food. Well, it’s look like the culinary business is doing pretty well despite the current pandemic situation.
Passengers can enjoy the lunch that goes for three hours
The Singapore Airlines invite passengers or more like “diners” to board one of two Airbus A380s for a restaurant experience from Singapore’s Changi Airport. For those who arrive before midday, they can tour the aircraft and visit to the cockpit and see the crew sleeping quarters.
Afterwards, passengers take their seats on the plane depending on their tickets. Passengers then can enjoy the lunch that goes for three hours where they can choose from the normal onboard menu and more from a list of special extras created for the event.
Besides, passengers can also drink two glasses of wine or other spirits and watch a movie on the inflight entertainment. Put the seat into lie-flat and have a quick nap and just imagine you’re on a flight to somewhere special.
If you are wondering about how much it costs
Tickets for economy seats start at SG$53 with a premium economy seat costing SG$96. A business class seat costs SG$321, and a first class suite costs S$642. Alternatively, frequent fliers with the airline can pay using air miles.
The most expensive option is a SG$642 with eight-course meal in a first-class suite, while the cheapest costs SG$53 and consists of a three-course meal in economy class.
Visit Singapore Airlines website for more information.