Starting in late October, Singapore Airlines airline plans to provide sightseeing trips that are essentially three-hour round-trip flights that both depart and arrive at the same destination. These flights are expected to take off and land at Singapore’s Changi Airport.
Singapore Airlines has yet to announce the reported flights. The flights would include staycations at Singapore’s hotels, “shopping vouchers, and limousine ferry rides” as well, according to Stefan Wood, Director at Singapore Air Charter, an aircraft charter firm.
According to local reports, Singapore Airlines has looked into partnering with Singapore Tourism Board to let customers pay for this travel with government-based tourism credits. It wouldn’t be the first aircraft carrier to offer flights that take off and arrive at the same location.
Notably, beginning this November through February 2021, Australian airline Qantas plans to offer seven sightseeing flights spaning for 12 hours atop Antarctica. Two flights each will operate out of Melbourne and Sydney, while three other departures will take off from Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide respectively.
Singapore Airlines, for example, announced on Thursday that it was going to lay off roughly 4,300 workers, according to a press release. The airline also tweaked its forecast and now projects that it will operate on less than 50% of its standard capacity through the end of its financial year.
Potential passengers who’ve been surveyed have already expressed genuine interest in taking part in Singapore Airline’s idea.