Japan's biggest airline is offering first-class dining on a parked plane at AUD$720 a meal.

Japan's biggest airline is offering first-class dining on a parked plane at AUD$720 a meal.


12.Apr.2021

All Nippon Airways (ANA) started offering the service on Wednesday and has added more slots for April after they sold out quickly.
A number of airlines have been thinking creatively about what to do with grounded planes during the pandemic.
But Australia is trying to get its planes in the air with a $1.2bn (£660m) package to encourage domestic travel.

The global airline industry is facing its toughest ever challenge to survive amid tough quarantine and travel restrictions, that have already crippled some carriers.
Many have thought of creative ways to boost their revenues, with "flights to nowhere" proving popular, along with onboard dining on grounded planes.

In October, Singapore Airlines offered diners the opportunity to have lunch on a stationary Airbus A380 parked at the city's main airport. Despite a price tag of up to £380 the first two seating dates sold out within half an hour. Japan's ANA dining experience takes place on a Boeing 777 parked at Haneda Airport in Tokyo.

While a first-class seat costs 59,800 yen, diners can opt for a cheaper business-class experience for 29,800 yen. The "restaurant with wings" idea was conceived by employees who wanted to make better use of its parked aircraft.
Last week, British Airways also made its first class menu available through its catering partner DO & Co, although these meals are for home delivery. There's a choice of four different cook-at-home meal kits, each serving two and starting from £80.

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