Good information for individuals who need to journey however have nowhere to go. National provider Air India is planning to start its personal “flights to nowhere” for flyers who’ve been lacking the expertise of flying. Under the programme, Air India will take the travellers for a picturesque journey within the sky that will take-off and drop the flyers on the similar airport.
These ‘scenic pleasure flights’ will likely be low-flying expeditions that give passengers an aerial tour of well-known spots in India, an Air India official informed the Hindustan Times. “Yes, we’re exploring the potential for beginning a scenic flight service. Other particulars are to be determined,” an Air India spokesperson said.
“Of late, many flyers have taken to social media to narrate how they really feel about not having the ability to go on holidays or fly out of their cities due to coronavirus outbreak.
The ‘joy flights’ will get expertise of flying again, and also will be one thing by no means skilled earlier than. It is anticipated to be welcomed by the Indian flyers additionally,” another official told HT.
The wide-body aircraft such as the Boeing 747 will be used for the service. Aviation expert Mark Martin said a Boeing 747 can fly as low as 500 to 1,000 feet for display flights. Cruising speed of a normal Boeing 747 during a low-altitude flight would be around 250 knots i.e. roughly 400 km per hour.
However, this is not the first time that an Airline will be doing this. Australian air carrier, Qantas Airways recently launched its ‘Flight to Nowhere’ and the tickets sold out in 10 minutes. The seven-hour-long flight during which the passenger will be able to spot attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Sydney Harbour. Royal Brunei also operates similar flights for passengers.
Not only Australia, but Singapore too is planning the same.
India is still going through a surge in COVID-19 cases (many are asymptomatic). So medical professionals are citing the risks of getting on board these flights which will have many people on board. They are recommending essential travel right now, not joy rides.
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