In early August, Taiwanese carrier Starlux Airlines flew its first ‘flight to nowhere’ for the purposes of sightseeing. Marketed as a “pretending to go abroad” tour, the flight took passengers over the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands in the northern part of the South China Sea. The airline found this venture so successful that it has recently announced some additional similar flights available for public booking.
Focus Taiwan reported that, for the first trip of its kind in early August, a total of 188 tickets were scooped up in the span of just 30 seconds. After the airline saw this level of success, Starlux spokesman Nieh Kuo-Wei reported that the airline would be planning additional air travel packages.
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Fly to the Moon
According to Taiwan News, the relatively new start-up carrier announced yesterday, Monday, September 7th, that it will be operating six “Fly to the Moon” flights. These flights will take place October 1st and 2nd and will take passengers on a journey “closest to the Moon,” as stated on the announcement on its Facebook page:
【 今年十月☄️搭乘星宇追月號 FLY TO THE MOON｜星宇航空 】 2020 飛向月球，明月共賞您願意擔當追月先鋒，探索陌生未知的星空嗎？ 星宇航空繼星宇箱STARBOX…
Passengers will also be given a limited-edition “Starbox,” which is a limited-edition box filled with biscuits. The box itself resembles an aircraft freight container. The product was so well-received that it sold out in a mere 35 minutes after 1,500 of the