Some airlines have made an almost unbelievable step, as they have introduced “flights that do not go anywhere” that are only intended to contribute to addressing the repercussions of the Corona virus and operating their aircraft that have become obsolete.
The French newspaper “Le Figaro” said that some of these companies have achieved historic records in terms of turnout rates. For example, the Australian company “Qantas” was able in just 10 minutes to sell all tickets for one of its future trips. You go anywhere “you just spin over the Australian skies and get back to your starting point.”
She stated that this unique experience, which was launched by airlines, particularly in Asia and the Oceania region, was met by long-haul enthusiasts who are yearning to fly again in the air, even without a specific destination.
She indicated that the Qantas flight, which takes 7 hours, will depart from Sydney on October 10, to return later to the same departure location.
The prices of the flight ranged between 500 and 2,300 euros, and includes flying over some Australian tourist sites, such as the Great Barrier Reef, one of the largest coral reef systems in the world, and Sydney Harbor, in addition to programming A surprise on board, as passengers will discover on their flight the presence of a “famous star” with them.
“This may be the fastest sale in the history of Qantas,” the head of the Australian company Alan Joyce said – in comments carried by CNN – “People have really missed flying. If the demand continues, of course we will continue to program this kind of flight, waiting for The borders are reopening. “
Other similar flights were recorded in recent days in the Sultanate of Brunei, and on August 8, a plane bearing stickers of the Japanese “Hello Kitty” made a round-trip flight from and to Taipei airport – the capital of Taiwan -. Japan’s All Nipon Airways operated a similar flight last August.
On social media, these flights were widely mocked, and the airlines that sponsored them were criticized, especially the issue of these companies’ exploitation of the epidemic situation to harm the environment and disturb the “environmental” ecological balance by approaching sites characterized by a fragile balance.