Singapore Airlines is planning to launch flights to ‘nowhere’ for passengers who are missing the experience of flying.
However, the move aims to boost revenue for the airline.
And, according to a recent report, the airline is also planning to cut 4,300 jobs, or around 20 percent of its workforce, because of the loss due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Singapore Airlines’ no-destination flights, which begin in late October, will depart and arrive at the same airport, according to sources.
The airline is currently examining a partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board, under which passengers may pay for such flights in part with tourism credits.
The airline is also expected to partner with hotels to offer accommodation, shopping vouchers at Jewel Changi Airport, and limo service for ferry customers.
The flight departs from Jewel Changi Airport and returns to the same after about a three-hour sojourn in the air, the report says.
As per the report, Singapore Airlines operated a flight to nowhere in 2015 for a charity initiative.
Flights without a destination are one of the new types of services that are emerging from the aviation industry in the midst of the pandemic.