Singapore Airlines (SIA1) (SINGY) found a new and curious way to utilize the Airbus A380, as the airline announced a one-of-a-kind dining experience for KrisFlyer members.

Singapore Airlines (SIA1) (SINGY) will host diners on its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft on October 24, 2020, and October 25, 2020. The airline will welcome passengers to board its double-decker and enjoy a “memorable dining experience in your choice of cabin class, topped with our award-winning service,” read the announcement by the Singaporean carrier. The restaurant will serve Singapore Airlines (SIA1) (SINGY)’ signature dishes, designed by Shermay Lee, a locally acclaimed chef, according to the company.

In addition, the airline will offer passengers complimentary alcoholic drinks and a “free flow of other beverages.”

Not only a dining experience

Those who will buy a ticket will also get a chance to indulge in a “heritage showcase” and remember the uniforms that Singapore Airlines (SIA1) (SINGY) wore throughout the years. A tour of the A380 and private access areas will also be available on a limited basis to diners.

Limited-edition souvenirs will be available to those lucky enough to purchase a ticket on the dining experience. Ticket sales will start on October 12, 2020, on Singapore Airlines (SIA1) (SINGY)’ KrisFlyer shop.

The dining experience seemingly became an alternative to Singapore Airlines (SIA1) (SINGY) planned flights to nowhere, which departed and arrived at the same airport. A trend that has recently swept through the Asia-Pacific region was also rumored to be picked up by the Changi Airport (SIN)-based airline, yet it seems like it found an alternative to the hottest trend in the market. While the flights provide an opportunity for airlines to earn revenue, it sheds a very negative light on the industry’s efforts to reduce its emissions.

In early-September 2020, Thai Airways opened its own restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand. The airline, like many around the world, saw its revenues depleted by the current pandemic and sought to improve its financial situation

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A new trend has emerged amongst Asia-Pacific airlines: flights to nowhere. Joy rides offered to a few passengers, however, add little value, as airlines completely ignore one crucial thing, the environment.