Deprived travel-lovers dine on parked A-380 amid travel restrictions
Web Editor:International Daily
Singapore Airlines has converted two of its A-380 aircraft into pop-up restaurants to engage with passengers without actually flying them anywhere as a way to alleviate the impact COVID-19 has had on the industry.Many people have lost the opportunity to fly to far off destinations since the outbreak of the coronavirus has forced many countries to implement travel restrictions. Singapore Airlines saw an opportunity and launched a new experience program, which allows travel-deprived residents to visit the world's largest passenger jet and eat a vast selection of foods.The three-hour dining experience features a variety of options from an international selection of French, Japanese and Italian cuisines to a specially curated Peranakan menu by the acclaimed local chef Shermay Lee.In order to provide a better service for customers, Singapore Airlines is allowing guests to have a sneak peek at the cockpit, meet the pilots and appreciate a cabin crew uniform exhibition."We have a lot of our customers missing the SIA experience and our in-flight service. So we have developed specially the A-380 restaurant to ensure that they have the experience of coming back with us," said Betty Wong, the chairman of the Discover Your Singapore Airlines Committee.Encouraged by the positive response, the airline is now looking at other initiatives that includes an insider's tour of its crew training facility.