Thai Airways is opening up its Boeing and Airbus flights simulators to the public this October in its latest bid to boost business amid the drop in travel demand due to the coronavirus crisis.
As part of the airline’s “Thai Flying Experience and Beyond” project, customers will get to enter a mock cockpit of an A380, B777-300ER, B747-400, and a B737-400 aircraft.
“We have custom-tailored packages to suit all types of customers; whether you are a licensed pilot looking to expand your horizons, an aviation enthusiast, or just looking for an interesting way to spend your leisure time,” reads a statement from the carrier.
“Pilots and co-pilots will accommodate customers throughout the entire session.”
According to Thai Airways, customers can choose from the following three packages:
- Basic Package (30 minutes) 12,000 Baht for two users
- Deluxe Package (60 minutes) 24,000 Baht for two users
- Ultimate Package (90 minutes) 36,000 Baht for three users
The flight simulator project is the airline’s latest effort to generate revenue amid the Covid-19 pandemic as flights continue to remain grounded, and the airline looks to restructure 245 billion baht ($7.83 billion) worth of debt.
Earlier this month, the national airline converted the cafeteria of its headquarters in Bangkok into a plane-themed restaurant.
The carrier says reservations can be made at ThaiFlyEx.thaiairways.com, through the following Facebook page: THAI FlyEx, and via Line ID : THAIFlyEx
Business Traveller Asia-Pacific has asked the airline about the duration of the project.