Do not step anywhere in flight! Singapore Airlines plans to start and end travel at SAME Airport at the same time to boost business
- Singapore Airlines group may start flights anywhere by the end of October
- Three-hour round trip will leave at Changi Airport in Singapore
- This comes after the company said it was cutting about 4,300 jobs on Thursday
Singapore Airlines plans to start and end trips after a fall in passenger traffic amid the coronovirus epidemic.
The Straits Times reported that flights ‘nowhere’ are scheduled to close by the end of October and include city hotels, shopping vouchers and limousine ferry rides.
Each flight is expected to last approximately three hours and both will take off and land at Singapore’s famous Changi Airport.
The Singapore Airlines group, which does not offer domestic flights, has been hit by the Kovid-19 epidemic and announced that it was cutting about 4,300 jobs on Thursday.
Singapore Airlines group reportedly plans flights to ‘nowhere’ to boost trade after financial losses amid coronavirus epidemic
The company has cut the workforce of Singapore Airlines, regional branch SilkAir and budget unit scooters by nearly 20 percent and warned that any recovery will be ‘prolonged and frightening with uncertainty’.
The domestic market will be the first to witness a recovery after the epidemic, announcing that the company will operate its smaller fleet on fewer networks in the coming years.
Stephen Wood, director of the aircraft charter firm Singapore Air Charter, contacted Singapore Airlines about allegedly offering flights to use Airbus A-350 aircraft.
But Singapore Airlines reportedly recently showed interest in going ahead with offering unique flights on its behalf, as negotiations have stalled recently.
A survey by Singapore Air Charter reported that 75 per cent of the 308 people were willing to buy tickets.
The most popular price that 45 per cent of participants were prepared to pay for an economy class seat was $ 288 (£ 225).
Sixty percent people said they would prefer to run the flight for two hours instead of the expected three hours.
The flights, which will start in late October, are scheduled to take off and take off during a three-hour journey at Singapore’s famous Changi Airport (above).
In July, Singapore Airlines Group, which does not offer domestic flights, reported a net loss of 1.12 billion Singapore dollars (£ 639 million) for the three months to June.
Mr Wood told The Straits Times: ‘As the journey opens, the novelty will surely fade away. However, when tied with a stay, limo transfer and airport shopping experience, people will adopt it. ‘
But Singapore Airlines is not the first airline offering travel at the same airport from which they depart.
Japan’s ANA Holdings sold tickets for charter flights anywhere last month, while two Taiwanese carriers launched similar campaigns.
Starlux Airlines embarked on ‘excuses to go abroad’ while EVA Airways flew all 309 seats on Father’s Day.
In July, Singapore Airlines Group reported a net loss of 1.12billion Singapore dollars (£ 639 million) for the three months to June – the company’s biggest quarterly loss.
The International Air Transport Association also said that it does not expect passenger traffic to recover to pre-epidemic levels by 2024, according to Bloomberg.
MailOnline has contacted Singapore Airlines for comment.