Air travel is truly a thrilling experience. Going to the airport, roaming around the duty-free, grabbing snacks at the lounge, and finally sitting in the plane, looking out of the window, into the clouds and enjoying an aerial view are just some of the things we love about air travel. So, if you miss flying as much as we do, then Air India is here for our rescue. Air India will soon start scenic joy flights to nowhere after Taiwan and Australia. Under Air India’s flights to nowhere you can enjoy picturesque journey in the sky and then get dropped off at the same airport. Sounds fun?
Air India To Start Flights To Nowhere On The Lines Of Taiwan & Australia
Air India will soon launch flights to nowhere on the lines of Australia’s Qantas Airways. The budget airlines shall take-off and drop the flyers at the same airport. This initiative is perfect for people who want to travel but have nowhere to go. The ‘scenic joy flights’ will be a low-flying expedition to give passengers an aerial tour of famous spots in India. An Air India official stated to the Hindustan Times “Yes, we are exploring the possibility of starting a scenic flight service. Other details are to be decided. ”
Australia’s Qantas recently announced 7-hour long flights to nowhere. Passengers can spot attractions like the Great Barrier Reef and the Sydney Harbour from the skies. The tickets to Qantas’ flight to nowhere got sold out in just 10 minutes. Taiwan also launched a ‘Hello Kitty’ flight to nowhere where passengers could feast on Michelin-star meals.
Air India To Use A Boeing 747 For Flights To Nowhere
Another official informed HT “Of late, many flyers have taken to social media to narrate how they feel about not being able to go on vacations or fly out of their cities because of coronavirus outbreak. The ‘joy flights’ will get the experience of flying back, and will also be something never experienced before. It is expected to be welcomed by the Indian flyers also.” Air India will use the wide-body aircraft like Boeing 747 for the service.
India permitted domestic flight operations after a gap of 2 months in May. International flights undergo suspension. But under air bubble arrangements and Vande Bharat mission, select routes remain available. The COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted the airlines industry in the last few months. At a time when people are advised to avoid unneccessary travel the question still remains if people would opt for this service.