AviationThe airline gets creative with its ground offerings, which include two dining experiences and a trip to its training facilities.

Singapore Airlines launches A380 pop-up restaurant

Dining on A380's business class
Dining on A380's business class

Following the launch of an aircraft-themed restaurant by Thai Airways in Bangkok, Singapore Airlines (SIA) has unveiled plans to turn one of its grounded superjumbo jets into a pop-up restaurant.

Those who haven't stepped inside the Airbus A380 are in for a treat as SIA is offering lunch on board the jumbo jet at Changi Airport on 24 and 25 October. Expect to enjoy Peranakan dishes with two complimentary alcoholic drinks and free flow of other beverages.

And for those wanting to get a taste of SIA food, the airline will be able to deliver such dining experiences into homes too with gourmet meals—from first and business class menus, no less—prepared by Chefs Georges Blanc (France), Matt Moran (Australia), Yoshihiro Murata (Japan) and Sanjeev Kapoor (India).

Furthermore, the airline will also offer guided tours of the SIA Training Centre, which includes a flight simulator experience and cabin crew training workshop as optional add-ons. Visitors can also partake in balloon sculpting, batik rose making and other fun activities.

These activities are part of its new Discover Your Singapore Airlines experiences, which were conceived following a market survey and a comprehensive review done by the carrier. An idea for a one-off short tour flight, or a “flight to nowhere”, was also initially considered but not pursued after the review.

“With Covid-19 drastically reducing the number of flights operated by the SIA Group, we have created unique activities that would allow us to engage with our fans and customers during this time,” said Goh Choon Phong, CEO of SIA.

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