Forget flights to nowhere. Singapore Airlines is launching a restaurant, food delivery service and cool tours.
Looks like flights to nowhere aren’t happening after all. This initial idea that Singapore Airlines was toying with has now been called off. The reason? After conducting a market study and review of environmental factors and financial viability, our national carrier decided to nix the idea. Instead of taking to the skies, now we’ll get the opportunity to dine on board an SIA aircraft restaurant, enjoy first or business class meals in the comfort of home, and catch a glimpse of its training facilities.
Haven’t heard the news? SIA announced today that it’s launching a restaurant, a food delivery service and tours for aviation enthusiasts. The idea behind them is to help the company cope with the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. These Discover Your Singapore Airlines experiences can be booked online with KrisFlyer miles (you can also earn miles in return!).
Hot new table: Restaurant A380 @ Changi
Missing your in-flight meals and entertainment? On Oct 24 and 25, you can dine in any cabin class on SIA’s Airbus 380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft. Limited slots for a rare peek into private access areas are also available.
On the menu, you’ll find international cuisines and a Peranakan line-up created by homegrown chef Shermay Lee. Each meal comes with two free boozy drinks and free-flow non-alcoholic beverages. Oh, and if you show up in traditional heritage wear (think sarong kebaya, cheongsam, batik shirt or saree), you’ll get special perks. While you chow down, you can watch a movie at your seat – it’s just like old times, except with safe distancing. Reservations for the exclusive SIA restaurant experience open on Oct 12, so it’s fastest fingers first!
Take a look behind the scenes
So you’ve always been curious about how things work at Singapore Airlines? Well, now’s your chance to feast your eyes on its training facilities over two weekends in November. Think guided tours, activities and experiences for the entire fam, including a heritage display and a sustainability showcase.
You can chat with pilots and cabin crew to learn about their training, operate a full flight simulator and even try a wine tasting sesh. Always wanted to look like the Singapore Girl? Uncover grooming secrets at the workshop by cabin crew trainers – you’ll receive your own makeup palette at the end of the class. Little ones can try out crafts like balloon sculpting and batik rose-making, or sign up to be part of the cabin crew for a day, plus bring home their own SIA uniform. Iconic!
Tour reservations open on Nov 1, and dates include Nov 21, 22, 28 and 29.
Bring home a slice of SIA
If you’re one of those who love airplane food and can’t wait to get your hands on it, we’ve got good news. Just check out the new SIA@Home food delivery platform and dine in luxury at your own dinner table. The 10 menus from first and business class feature French, Australian, Japanese and Indian cuisines, topped off with wine or champagne.
You’ll also receive a digital guide on how to prepare your meal at home. Plus, you can choose to keep the dining ware and amenities like crystal glasses, tableware sets and sleeper suits. Oh, and interactive aircraft cabin videos and a cool playlist round out the experience. Feeling flush? Splurge on a private dining experience with a chef who will reheat, plate and serve your meal in your home. Bookings start from Oct 5.
So who’s keen to explore all the new experiences that Singapore Airlines has to offer?