Singapore Airlines (SIA) has dismissed its 'flights to nowhere' initiative
According to The Straits Times, SIA has abandoned the idea after conducting a market study and review that takes the environmental impact and finances into consideration.
Environmental organisations like the SG Climate Rally opposed the idea and asked for more sustainable alternatives as it encourages "carbon-intensive travel for no good reason".
SIA chief executive Goh Choon Phong said, "There has been a lot of interest in our customer engagement initiatives over the last few weeks, and I would like to thank everyone for their great ideas and suggestions."
SIA will instead launch a 'plane dining' experience in the world's largest passenger aircraft
An Airbus A380 plane will be converted into a restaurant on 24 and 25 October. However, reservations can be made starting from 12 October.
Precautions will be taken to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections, including sanitising the plane, limiting group sizes, doing temperature checks, and implementing distancing.
SIA's first class and business class meals will also be made available for home delivery.
Aside from dining, customers can take a tour inside SIA's training facilities for free!
The tour inside the SIA Training Centre will begin on 21, 22, 28, and 29 November. Although the tour is free, you still need to make a booking, which starts from 1 November.
Visitors will get to talk to pilots and cabin crew about their training. They can also pay extra to try out SIA's flight simulators.
Other activities include a wine appreciation session and a grooming workshop.