Singapore Airlines is considering launching “no destination” flights next month in a unique way to offer travel-starved locals a way to experience flying again.
Local press in Singapore report the plans, in conjunction with the Singapore Tourism Board, will use the airline’s Airbus A350 aircraft. The domestic flights will take off from the country’s only major airport, Singapore Changi (SIN) and last around three hours before landing right back where they started. It’s not yet known which route around the island nation they might take.
Singapore has imposed tough entry COVID-19 restrictions on foreigners, with most arriving passengers subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine period. These travelers are issued with an electronic wristband, which will track their location to ensure they are not leaving their quarantine location. Heavy penalties apply for non-compliance.
Also, all residents of Singapore have been advised to defer all non-essential travel abroad for the foreseeable future. This has meant travel enthusiasts living in what has traditionally been one of the world’s largest aviation hubs have not been able to board an aircraft for many months…