All Aboard: Singapore Airlines sells out meals worth £360 on parked plane

Singapore diners have tried something a little different by hopping on board a stationary Airbus A380 parked at the city's main airport for a spot of lunch.

Paying up to £360 per head to eat a meal on the plane, diners signed up to the innovative onboard experience without travelling.

The airline has added two more dates and there are people on the wait list for lunch and dinner sittings.

Guests will get a meal from the standard Singapore Airlines menu, which will cost £360 for the full works in a suite – or £30 per head for the tray in economy. Frequent flyers could also cash in points towards a meal.

Singapore Airlines is one of many carriers looking for new business models to make up for lost revenues.

The airline currently plans to use two Airbus A380 aircraft for each three-hour session. Previously the airline had considered offering "flights to nowhere", but later dropped the idea.

Singapore Airlines has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.Last month the airline announce it would lay off approximately 4,300 of its workforce.

Meanwhile, Qantas recently sold out a sightseeing trip on a 787 Dreamliner that flew around the country from Sydney and back, with the airline’s international travel schedule halted.