By Daniel Morley
Scenic Flights Could Provide Help to Airlines
Qantas Airlines recently announced a “flight to nowhere” that sold out in ten minutes. The flight will be a scenic seven-hour flight around eastern Australia. The airline has been hemorrhaging money since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic effectively closed international borders and even state borders in the country. However, scenic flights may provide some relief to Qantas and other airlines around the world.
For Qantas, this flight around the country will provide 130 passengers with views of some of eastern Austalia’s landmarks and natural wonders. The itinerary includes Bondi Beach, Sydney Harbour, the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru, with the opportunity to see some from as low as 4,000 feet. The flight will be operated by the airline’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner,…