Taiwan continues to cater to the needs of its travel-starved population by offering yet another aviation experience that doesn’t actually take you anywhere.
Following up on an offer in July, in which the public was able to check in and board a grounded airplane in Taiwan’s Songshan Airport, one airline has just upgraded the faux travel experience by offering an actual flight — to nowhere.
EVA Air, one of the biggest carriers in Taiwan, is offering the special journey on August 8 (Father’s Day in Taiwan) to help satisfy its customers’ travel itch.
The trip will take around three hours, with the flight taking off from Taipei Taoyuan Airport, then circling the skies before returning to the same airport.
“The international travel market has been suspended for more than half a year,” states a news release (in Chinese) on EVA Air’s website. “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.”
If it’s a clear day, passengers will be able to take in views of several Taiwan attractions including Guishan Island and the scenic Huadong coastline, as well as other nearby islands.
Passengers will be flying on the “super popular” Hello Kitty Dream jet. (CTV)