Singapore Airlines To Offer Flights To ..... Nowhere!

Singapore Airlines to launch 'flights to nowhere' – Business Traveller

Singapore Airlines reportedly plans to offer sightseeing 'flights to nowhere' that take off and land at the same airport

These flights will depart from and land in the Changi Airport which aims at boosting revenues for the airline.

Singapore Airlines has pulled the plug on its Canberra service as part of a global downsizing of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is unlikely to return even if worldwide travel restrictions ease.

Singapore Airlines chief executive officer Goh Choon Phong said: "When the battle against Covid-19 began early this year, none of us could have predicted its devastating impact on the global aviation industry". The group will also cut around 4,300 jobs across its airlines.

Singapore Airlines says it won't return to Wellington even after coronavirus travel restrictions ease.

Singapore Airlines has yet to make an announcement about the reported flights. The International Air Transport Association doesn't expect passenger traffic to recover to pre-pandemic levels until 2024.Singapore Airlines isn't the first to offer trips whose destination is the airport from which it departed.

Singapore Airlines' plan comes after a survey by Singapore Air Charter showed 75% of the 308 participants were willing to buy tickets on these types of flights, according to the Straits Times report.

Both cities will continue to be served under codeshare arrangements with Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand, with passengers travelling to and from Canberra having to go to Sydney or Melbourne.

Singapore Airlines has looked into partnering with Singapore Tourism Board, according to the Strait Times, in an effort to let customers pay for this travel with government-based tourism credits. "Given that the road to recovery will be long and fraught with uncertainty, we have to, unfortunately, implement involuntary staff reduction measures".

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