Want to have an in-flight food experience without flying, amidst the pandemic? Singapore airlines are here to rescue.
Singapore airlines stated that all the seats for the A380 airbus pop restaurant sold out in 30 minutes just after the bookings opened.
As the majority of the flights were grounded all because of coronavirus pandemic, the Singapore airlines limited; started with various ways of raising money. Singapore airlines made two A380 superjumbos which were parked at Changi airport as temporary restaurants for October 24th and 25th.
A meal in the suite will cost s$642, seats in the business class will cost s$ 321, the price for the premium economy will cost S$96.30 and the price for the economy will be S$45.50 economy. People with frequent flyer miles can also use them.
Around 50% of the seating capacity of the aircraft is going to be available for dining, and the seating arrangement is made after following the restaurant guidelines like distancing group limits etc.
Singapore Airlines in a statement stated that they planned on opening a waitlist from the 6 pm local time because of the strong demand. Had it been the normal times, the A380 would have been able to seat around 471 people.
Further on the airlines (vice president of commercial operations Lee LikHsin )stated that they will look at the waitlist and see how they can accommodate some of the people who are still interested in this unique dining experience.
Singapore airlines suffered a loss of S$1.12 billion in the quarter through June because of Covid 19, and they had to lay off about 20% of their workforce. Thus they had to start selling their range of first and business class meals in restaurant-style, and the private chest would reheat the plates and then service the food in the house of the customers.