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Asiana Airlines will soon be offering domestic sightseeing flights to pandemic-weary air passengers.
The "flights to nowhere," which aim to offer the experience of a journey, not a destination, will be offered on October 24-25.
According to the company, the nearly two-hour air excursion will take place on an A380 superjumbo passenger jet that has been grounded in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The flights will take off from and land at Incheon International Airport, flying over Gangneung and Pohang on the east coast, Gimhae in the southeast of the country and the southernmost resort island of Jeju.
Fares will range from 205,000 won for economy class to 305,000 won for the business class suite, with only 310 seats offered due to social distancing rules.
In-flight meals will also be provided to all passengers, together with an amenity kit, 50 percent discount coupons for domestic routes and mileage points.
Asiana will become the first local airline to launch sightseeing flights for general passengers.
"We hope the COVID-19 outbreak will come to an end as soon as possible," an airline official said, "so that anyone can take air trips without any misgivings."
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