With the international aviation sector almost coming to standstill following the spread of COVID-19, Singapore Airlines is exploring a novel way to earn revenue by turning two of its largest aircraft into luxurious restaurants.
Two planes parked idly at Changi international airport in Singapore have been converted into fancy eating places and around 400 guests arrived on the first day of service in an A 380 aircraft.
Customers were allowed entry into the aircraft after all the normal security procedures followed at airports. The fare for relishing a six-course meal in business class was around Rs 17,000 and for an eight-course serving Rs 35,000. In fact, guests could watch television on their seats even as tasting the food.
Till some time ago, the aircraft of Singapore Airlines were considered palaces in the sky. They had the most modern facilities and served exceptional cuisine. However, with COVID-19 grounding almost all aircraft in its fleet, Singapore Airlines had no option but to seek alternative sources of income.
With the first day of the new experimental being a success, the authorities at Singapore Airlines heaved a sigh of relief.