Airline companies continue to reduce flights Sightseeing flight planning to maintain the performance of passenger aircraft September 14, 4:52
Among airlines that have been suspended or reduced due to the effects of the new coronavirus, there is a growing movement to plan sightseeing flights in order to maintain performance by regularly flying passenger planes.
All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines are still suspending or reducing flights on 90% of international flights and 40% of domestic flights because the number of users has dropped significantly due to the effects of the new coronavirus.
Since it is necessary to fly regularly to maintain the performance of passenger aircraft, there is a growing movement among airlines to plan scenic flights instead of operating regular routes.
Of these, Japan Airlines plans to make a scenic flight to and from Narita Airport on the 26th of this month, utilizing passenger planes that normally operate on international flights.
The three-and-a-half-hour flight will take you on a route that overlooks the sunset and starry sky, and will serve in-flight meals on Hawaii routes supervised by a famous chef.
ANA plans to make a scenic flight on the Airbus A380, the world's largest two-story airliner, this month as well as last month.
In addition to conducting these scenic flights on a regular basis, airlines are stepping up efforts to make effective use of passenger aircraft, which have been reduced in number, such as using them as cargo flights without passengers.