Leisure travel might not be possible at the moment, but some airlines are still taking passengers on their flights to absolutely nowhere! How does this even work?!
Hope onto the aircraft, enjoy spectacular views of Taiwan from the windows, indulge in delicious airplane meals, and then land back at where you started. That is exactly what Eva Air has launched, in an attempt to revive its aviation industry.
On August 8, Eva Air launched its first Taipei-Taipei flight on their rare Sanrio characters-themed A330 aircraft, which took off from Taoyuan Airport at 10.30am and landed back at the same location at 1.15pm. The 2.5 hours flight reportedly costs about 5,288NT (S$264) for an Economy ticket and 6,284NT (S$292) for a Business Class seat.
Passengers were given the full flight experience, including airplane bentos designed by Michelin-starred chef Motoke Nakamura, as well as Hello Kitty themed amenities and collectibles.