Singapore Airlines’ next destination may be… nowhere.
Singapore Airlines considers flights to nowhere
Singapore has extremely strict entry requirements at the moment, so a vast majority of foreigners can’t visit, and similarly, Singaporeans aren’t traveling abroad much at the moment. Obviously this has put the national airline in a tough spot, as it’s operating only a tiny percentage of its regular service.
The Straits Times is reporting that Singapore Airlines is considering launching “flights to nowhere,” to allow Singaporeans to get on a plane without actually leaving the country. Based on what we know so far:
- The flights would take around three hours, and would both takeoff and land at Singapore Changi Airport
- Singapore Airlines may launch these flights as early as late October
It’s not yet known how many of these flights would be operated, what plane would be used, what the onboard service would be like (hopefully Singapore Airlines has lots of excess Dom and Krug?!), and how much tickets would cost.
Could these flights have Dom & Krug?!
However, the airline seems to think it could be a money-maker. Last month it was announced that Singaporeans would receive $320 million in “tourism credits” they could use to boost the local economy. The airline allegedly hopes to work with the Singapore Tourism Board so that people could use their vouchers for these flights.