Bits and BobsThe Taiwanese carrier is getting into the dating scene with a trio of speed dating flights.

Eva Air wants to play Cupid in the skies

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Eva Air hopes that its latest initiative will get participants to fly out as a single but return as a couple.
Eva Air hopes that its latest initiative will get participants to fly out as a single but return as a couple.

The sky's the limit when it comes to how Asian airlines are kitting out unusual ways to get travellers up in the sky again.

Eva Air, which was among the first airlines to launch flights to nowhere, has recently announced three flights to nowhere incorporating speed dating, on Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

According to the website of the event's organiser, Mobius International, the initiative aims to get singles to "fly out alone, return as a couple."

Based on information available on Mobius, the flight from Taoyuan Airport will be offered for 40 people and evenly split between the sexes. The flight is priced at TW$8,388 (US$294), with inclusions such as a hot meal, Haagan Dazs ice cream, a Christmas afternoon tea and travel insurance.

The Christmas Day flight, which takes place from 9:30am to 4:30pm, and the New Year's Day flight, which takes place from 4.30am to 11.30am, will fly over the eastern coast of Taiwan, Huadong Valley, and the western tip of Japan's Ryukyu islands, Mothership reported.

Meanwhile, the New Year's Eve flight, which is a night flight, will fly over the western coast of Taiwan with a view of the island's major cities, and the Ryukyu islands, according to Mothership.

However, the organisers also outlined the criteria for passengers seeking to book a seat. They have to be 28-38 years for men and 24-35 for women, have a degree, and have a household registration in Taiwan.

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