The more-than-900-seat Restaurant A380 @ Changi by Singapore Airlines’ opened booking yesterday (October 12) morning and all the seats for lunch were sold out within the first 30 minutes.
On September 28, Singapore Airlines announced that members of the public can still experience the airline’s service – albeit on the ground – through three initiatives that would be launched, including two A-380 restaurants at Changi Airport converted from its aircraft on October 24 and 25.
After the sold-out, customers who were unable to make a reservation after 12:30 am were invited to join a waitlist and to be contacted if there is additional availability.
“Given the strong demand and interest from customers, Singapore Airlines will reopen the waitlist on KrisShop.com for a limited time from 6 pm on October 12 for customers who are still interested in experiencing Restaurant A380 @ Changi,” said Singapore Airlines’ spokesman.
The three-hour lunch costs 50 SGD in the economy cabin, 90 SGD for those who wish to sit in the premium economy cabin, 300 SGD for business class and 600 SGD for the Suites.
While the superjumbo can carry up to 471 passengers, only about half the seats will be filled to observe social distancing measures.
The menu will feature international cuisines and a Peranakan menu customized for the temporary restaurant. Each meal will come with two free alcoholic drinks and a free flow of other beverages.
Diners will get other perks, such as KrisShop discounts and a goodie bag. Those who turn up in traditional heritage wear, such as sarong kebaya, cheongsam or saree, will get an extra gift.
Other precautions to reduce the risk of spreading the virus include cleaning and sanitizing the plane, capping group sizes at five, implementing safe distancing and doing a temperature check. Both crew and diners will be required to wear a face mask at all times when on board, except when eating or drinking.
Singapore Airlines is also offering a tour of its training facilities and home delivery of meals from its first class and business class menus.