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Singapore Airlines turns A380 into fine-dining restaurant

COVID forces embattled carrier to seek new revenue sources

Diners will be attended to by sommeliers who will recommend pairing wines for the meals. (Courtesy of Singapore Airlines)

SINGAPORE -- National carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced on Tuesday a range of new offerings for aviation fans as it seeks alternative sources of income while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep a lid on international travel.

The company that had received the award for "World's Best International Airline" over a number of years said it would introduce a restaurant service in October for those who want to dine onboard a grounded Airbus A380 jet, the largest passenger plane, among other initiatives. The carrier had also considered the idea of operating "flights to nowhere," but ditched the concept after a review.

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