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Singapore Airlines scraps 'flights to nowhere' over carbon footprint

Carrier offers grounded fine dining and virtual flight training instead

Singapore Airlines has offered on-the-ground meals on its Airbus 380 jumbo jet. (Photo courtesy of Singapore Airlines)

SINGAPORE -- Singapore Airlines has withdrawn plans for three-hour scenic flights after receiving criticism from environmental groups.

The flag carrier had sought to use grounded passenger planes for the so-called flights to nowhere back to the airport from which they departed. This would have offset the revenue lost while Singapore's government restricts entry to foreigners during the coronavirus pandemic.

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