Singapore Airlines (SIA) is looking to launch “flights to nowhere” that will depart from and land at Changi Airport next month, according to a report from The Straits Times.

Citing anonymous sources close to the airline, the Singapore-based newspaper says the flights for domestic passengers are expected to begin by the end of October and could be bundled with staycations at hotels, shopping vouchers at Jewel Changi Airport and a limousine service to ferry customers around.

Each flight is expected to take about three hours, adds the report.

Airlines around the world are having to cope with a drastic fall in air travel due to Covid-19 travel restrictions and low demand.

The SIA Group, which also includes regional arm SilkAir and budget carrier Scoot, is currently flying 7 per cent of its pre-coronavirus capacity. The group will also cut around 4,300 jobs across its airlines.

The national carrier isn’t the first to offer flights to nowhere. Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways has flown 90-minute “sightseeing flights” on its A380 aircraft that departed and landed in Tokyo’s Narita airport.

singaporeair.com