$500 tickets for meals on parked Singapore Airlines plane sell out in 30 minutes

Dinner on parked plane books up within 30 minutes.


Diners have snapped up tickets to have a meal onboard a parked Singapore Airlines A380 aircraft at Singapore Changi Airport.


All seats at the pop-up restaurants, which cost up to $500, sold out within 30 minutes of bookings opening.


Due to popular demand, the airline has decided to add two more dates.


Meals will last three-hours and the plane will be at half capacity to adhere to social distancing measures.


For those who missed out,Β the airline is also offeringΒ a first-class dining experience at your home costing $650, which includes delivery of tableware, slippers and amenity kits.


Cash-strapped airlines are increasingly thinking of revenue-raising initiatives to get them through the pandemic.


Airlines haveΒ collectively lost tens of billions of dollars over the last few months,Β with passenger traffic currently at a quarter of normal levels.


Last month, Singapore Airlines announced it would lay off 4,300 staff.


The ill-fated super-jumbo A380, once seen as the future of mass international air travel, was one of the first models to be grounded in March.


Airbus announced earlier this year that it had decided to discontinue production of the aircraft.