Sunday, September 20, 2020
Sunday, September 20, 2020

Singapore Airlines Offering ‘Joy Flights’ Where You Depart and Arrive at the SAME Airport

Your Content is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published.

Step aboard the flight to nowhere — Singapore Airlines is planning trips that start and end at the SAME airport in a bid to boost business and bring frequent flyers back, Your Content can report.

The flights ‘to nowhere’ are set to take off by the end of October and may include staycations at the city’s hotels, shopping vouchers and limousine ferry rides, the Straits Times reported.

- Advertisement -

Each flight is expected to last around three hours and will both set off and land at Singapore’s famous Changi airport.

Singapore Airlines Group, which do not offer domestic flights, has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic and announced it was cutting around 4,300 jobs on Thursday.

The domestic market would be the first to see a recovery following the pandemic, leading the company to announce its airlines will operate a smaller fleet on a reduced network in the coming years.

- Advertisement -

Stefan Wood, director at aircraft charter firm Singapore Air Charter, reportedly approached Singapore Airlines about offering flights to nowhere using the Airbus A-350 planes.

But talks have allegedly stalled recently as Singapore Airlines signalled interest in going ahead with offering the unique flights on its own.

A strange survey by Singapore Air Charter reportedly showed 75 per cent of 308 people were willing to buy tickets.

The most popular price that 45 per cent of participants were willing to pay for an economy class seat was $288 (£225).

Sixty per cent of respondents said they would prefer the flight to last for two hours, rather than the expected three hours.

Mr Wood told the Straits Times: ‘As travel opens, the novelty will certainly wear off. However, when bundled with a staycation, limo transfers and airport shopping experiences, people will lap it up.’

But Singapore Airlines is not the first airline to offer trips that land at the same airport that they departed from.

Japan’s ANA Holdings sold tickets for charter flights to nowhere last month, while two Taiwan carriers launched similar campaigns.

Starlux Airlines introduced a ‘pretending to go abroad’ journey while EVA Airways filled all 309 seats on a Father’s Day flight.

In July, Singapore Airlines Group reported a 1.12billion Singapore dollar (£639million) net loss for the three months up until June – the company’s largest quarterly loss.

The International Air Transport Association also said it does not expect passenger traffic to recover to pre-pandemic levels until 2024, according to Bloomberg.

Protect Independent Journalism

Your Content is a nonprofit newsroom that produces nonpartisan, evidence-based journalism to expose injustice, corruption and wrongdoing.

Spearheading the news revolution for Americans across the nation, Your Content has brought a voice to those the media failed to acknowledge.

This story you’ve just finished was funded by our readers and we hope it inspires you to make a gift to Your Content so that we can publish more reports like this one that holds people in power to account and produces real change.

Your donation will help us ensure that we can continue this critical work. We are busier than ever covering stories you won’t see anywhere else.

Pa. Mall Gunman At-Large After Shooting Up Lehigh Valley Mall, No Injuries Reported

The gunman remains on the loose Sunday morning, hours after dozens of police vehicles surrounded the building.

New York City Man Arrested for Forcing Train Derailment in Manhattan

A man was arrested early Sunday after allegedly forcing an NYC subway train to jump the tracks and derail.

Nancy Pelosi Says She’ll Use Impeachment Resolution to Tie Up Senate Floor to Stop and Snatch RBG Pick

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday refused to rule out pushing forward a privileged impeachment resolution.

Philadelphia Police SCOUR Region for Man Suspected of Attempting to Kill COPS, Considered Armed and Dangerous

If seen dial 911 immediately and do not approach the armed and dangerous cop killer.

Bill Clinton Says Replacing RBG is ‘Hypocritical’ but Doesn’t Address Epstein Island Situation

Bill Clinton says it's "superficially hypocritical" for President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Pennsylvania Family Purchases Six Billboards Reminding People Police Are ‘Your Neighbors, Your Friends, Your Family’

A Pennsylvania woman and her family purchased six billboards in Berks County to support police.

Jenna Ortega and Selena Gomez Cast for Scream 5, Pre-Production Complete with Filming ‘Imminent’

Jenna Ortega will be in the fifth ‘Scream’ installment with Selena Gomez and sources claim the pre-production phase of the project is complete.

Seattle ‘Slime-Ball’ Escaped Justice After 34 Arrest and Releases Finally Found Dead in Tank Full of Bleach

The miscreant appears to have accidentally killed himself while attempting to evade police by drowning in bleach.

Stay Informed & Get Your Content, Daily.

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Your Content is a 501(c)(3) non-profit national American media organization of artists and journalists headquartered in Pennsylvania.