Asiana Airlines is the latest airline to operate “flights to nowhere” in an effort to boost business during the coronavirus pandemic, according to local newspaper The Korean Herald.
The South Korean carrier’s two-hour “flights to nowhere”, which sold out yesterday, are set to operate on October 24 and October 25.
Dubbed “hotel in the sky,” passengers will be flown on an the airline’s A380 aircraft out of Incheon Airport and travel over Gangneung in Gangwon Province, Pohang in North Gyeongsang Province, Gimhae in South Gyeongsang Province and Jeju Island, before returning to the airport, adds The Korean Herald.
The airline will be leaving seats empty between passengers to allow for social distancing.
Recently, Qantas’ and Singapore Airlines also announced plans to offer flights that depart and land at the same airport.