Probably one of the more safer nation in comparison to others, Taiwan has been isolated nevertheless due to its own measures of lockdown.
Now, as its populace got bored of their own island boundaries, Taiwanese businesses have been coming up with ways to suffice their demands without ever breaching the quarantine measures. In July, Songshan Airport allowed passengers to just board and check in an airplane, without it leaving the ground. Now EVA Air has developed a novel offer: The plane gets to leave the ground, twirl in the sky for hours, and then come back! Although it is for August 8 only, Father’s Day in Taiwan, the trip itself will be very realistic, with the amiable flight hour of three provisioned.
“The international travel market has been suspended for more than half a year,” said EVA Air’s website official announcement. “Citizens’ cries for going abroad is getting stronger. To satisfy travelers’ wishes, EVA Air has decided to introduce an ‘alternative travel experience’ on August 8, Father’s Day.”
The inclement weather allowing, passengers will be able to see several landmarks of Taiwan, such as Guishan Island and the coast of Huadong.
The plane is adorned in a kitsch-esque design of Hello Kitty, a national favorite.The amenities as well as the flight decoration of the plane will be specifically designed with this feline cutie character, as well as many other Sanrio-produced characters joining the league.
Free Wifi, and in-flight entertainment is fully provided, even though the flight will be just three hours long.
With the choice of chirashi don (assorted sashimi over rice) created by three-Michelin-star chef Motokazu Nakamura, or a classic braised beef noodle dish, the dining experience in the flight will be a luscious treat.
The flight, departing at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, will be operated under flight number BR5288, the number specifically chosen for its pronunciation in Cantonese, which sounds like “I love Papa”. An economy class ticket is TWD5,288 ($180).
for an additional TWD1,000 ($34), it can be upgraded to business.
Taiwan locked down its borders in March amid the growing coronavirus pandemic. Foreign nationals are still banned from visiting the island but Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on June 24 that it would gradually adjust entry regulations in response to worldwide efforts to resume economic activity.
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