Singapore Airlines’ A380 Airbus now a pop-up restaurant

Singapore Airlines

With commercial travel still at a virtual standstill because of the coronavirus pandemic, Singapore Airlines is turning one of its A380 Airbus planes into a pop-up restaurant.

“Restaurant A380 @Changi offers an exclusive dining experience with SIA’s award-winning service inside the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft,” Singapore Airlines announced on Tuesday.

“Diners can choose from special menus for each cabin class. Options include our signature international cuisine, as well as the best dishes from our special Peranakan menu that has been designed by acclaimed Singaporean chef Shermay Lee. Limited slots for an exclusive pre-lunch tour of the A380 will also be available. All diners will receive KrisShop discounts, a limited-edition goodie bag and additional gifts if they turn up in traditional heritage wear. Reservations start on 12 October 2020, and Restaurant A380 @Changi will operate on 24 and 25 October 2020.”

Singapore Airlines, one of the world’s best airlines, is also offering its world-renowned in-flight dining experience in the comfort of people’s own homes.

“They can choose from 10 menus featuring our exclusive First Class and Business Class meals, which will come complete with wine or Champagne. Limited-edition dining ware and amenities are also available depending on the package chosen. The special cabin crew concierge service for [email protected] bookings opens on 5 October 2020,” Singapore Airlines said.

A third initiative is over two weekends in November during the school holidays.

“Inside Singapore Airlines will provide an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of our training facilities with a wide range of activities for the entire family. Visitors will be brought on a tour of more than 70 years of SIA’s history, get an opportunity to interact with our pilots and cabin crew, and find out more about the intensive training that they undergo,” the airline said.

Earlier this month, Singapore Airlines announced it would axe around 4,300 positions across its airlines with most airports around the world still closed.

“After taking into account a recruitment freeze, natural attrition and the take-up of voluntary departure schemes, the potential number of staff impacted will be reduced to about 2,400 in Singapore and in overseas stations,” Singapore Airlines said.

More than 350,000 aviation jobs have been cut since the world locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic. An additional 25,000 jobs are expected to cut through the end of the year, and an additional 95,000 jobs are in jeopardy, Crain’s Chicago Business reported, potentially putting aviation-related job losses around 470,000 or higher by the end of 2020.

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