Singapore Airlines will convert one of their Airbus A380-800s into a restaurant in October. Dubbed “Restaurant A380 @Changi” the unique pop-up experience will also feature a “rare behind-the-scenes look at private access areas”.
Onboard, “passengers” can choose which class of cabin to sit in (presumably for varying prices). Signature SQ dishes, such as Lobster Thermidor and Satay will be served, as well as local Peranakan dishes from acclaimed chef Shermay Lee.
Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong said that the A380 experience stems from customer suggestions and requests.
“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.”Goh Choon Phong, CEO, Singapore Airlines
Restaurant A380 will be open on 24th and 25th October (Sat/Sun) with bookings opening on KrisShop.com from 12th October. KrisFlyer miles can also be redeemed for the experience.
Reservations for Restaurant A380 @Changi will open from 12 October 2020 on KrisShop.com.
The prices are as follows:
- Economy S$50 or 6,250 KrisFlyer miles
- Premium Economy S$90 or 11,250 KrisFlyer miles
- Business S$300 or 37,500 KrisFlyer miles
- Suites S$600 or 75,000 KrisFlyer miles
Suites and Business Class diners will be treated to four-course meals including our international classics such as the Lobster Thermidor and beef fillet.
Premium Economy and Economy Class diners will get a full three-course meal. Main course options include sumptuous Peranakan, Japanese and Western selections.
Throughout late-November, Singapore Airlines will also run tours of their training centre. Highlights will include a tour of an A380 or B777 training simulator and a sneak-peak at new cabin products.
Optional extras include a session in a full-motion flight simulator, cabin crew training workshop and a “Singapore Girl grooming workshop”.
The Singapore Airlines experiences are the result of a market study and a comprehensive review; this survey also considered factors such as the attractiveness of the initiatives to SIA’s customers and members of the public, the environmental implications and their financial viability. An idea for a one-off short tour flight, or a “flight to nowhere”, was also initially considered but not pursued after the review.
For those erring on the side of caution, a similar dining experience is available at home. Singapore Airlines is offering in-home dining experiences, delivered by SQ cabin crew and, if so desired, plated by airline chefs.
For those willing to splurge more, an all-inclusive package comes with a 22-piece SQ tableware set. Additionally, amenity kits and onboard wine can also be purchased.
Prices of Other SIA Experience
Adult Admission Ticket* S$30
* Inclusive of a free meal.
Child Admission Ticket (for children between 3-12 years of age)* S$15
* Inclusive of a free meal.
Add-on Flight simulator experience* $500
* Price is for a group booking for a 30-min session in the flight simulator. Up to three participants can take part in each session.
Add-on Junior cabin crew experience* $88
* Each child will be gifted their own SIA sarong kebaya uniform
Add-on Wine appreciation experience $38
Add-on Grooming workshop* $88
* Participants will be gifted a Lancôme makeup palette.