Flying aboard the Airbus A380 has become a rare experience in times of pandemic, but at least for those who live in Singapore there is a good chance to enjoy the amenities of the largest passenger jet in history. Detail: without leaving the airport and paying a value starting at 50 Singapore dollars, about $37.
Singapore Airlines, one of the most awarded airlines in the world, decided to promote a gastronomic event aboard one of its A380s. The proposal is to transform the giant airplane into a restaurant, offering customers the internationally recognized on-board service.
The carrier announced on Friday the prices of this ‘gastronomic trip’ which, just like a real flight, will have differences in classes and services. Named Restaurant A380 @Changi, the event will take place at Changi Airport on October 24th and 25th.
For those who just want to use their economy class, the $50 ticket entitles them to on-board service and the consumption of two alcoholic beverages. For about $ 66 you can enjoy Premium Economy or pay $220 to migrate to Business Class.
As Singapore has not yet revealed which of its 19 A380s will be used, it remains to be seen whether the aircraft will offer six or 12 First Class cabins where the ticket costs $440.
In common, customers will be able to enjoy the entertainment system with more than 1,000 program options while on board, in addition to having the opportunity to visit restricted areas of the aircraft. Reservations to participate in the event will be opened on October 12th at KrisShop.com.
First airline to receive the A380 and to retire one of its aircraft, Singapore Airlines has parked its entire fleet while waiting for the resumption of passenger demand on long-haul flights.
The decision has been replicated by several other companies such as Lufthansa and British Airways while Air France preferred to retire the aircraft because of its high operating costs.
Singapore’s initiative could be an outlet for part of the jet’s fleet in the future. Without commercial viability, the A380 has enough attractions to be used in special events, after all, who wouldn’t like to see the famous aircraft?