Thai Airways to Fly Over Holy Buddhist Sites to Boost Tourism Amid Pandemic

Thai Airways to Fly Over Holy Buddhist Sites to Boost Tourism Amid Pandemic
A grounded Thai Airways passenger aircraft is reflected on the windows of a terminal of Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on Aug. 1, 2020, as passenger numbers plummeted due to the coronavirus. Calling it a "Magical Flying experience,” the company told VICE News that the idea was to offer a "flight to nowhere" with a unique Thai Airways twist. People sit on airplane seats as they dine in at a Thai Airways pop-up airplane-themed restaurant at the airline's headquarters in Bangkok on Sept. 10, 2020. A Thai Airways official said the flight was part of the government's attempt to focus on domestic tourism. The restaurant employs flight attendants in uniform and serves around 2,000 meals a day.