The restaurant that only serves airplane food in Thailand.

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A restaurant in Bangkok run by Thai Airways serves the same menus on its premises as on its planes, an initiative born in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused a sharp drop in air travel worldwide.

The restaurant, equipped with authentic flight chairs and located in the offices of Thai Airways, in the north of the Thai capital, was filled this Friday with customers who entered through a staircase as if they were boarding an aircraft.

For more or less reasonable prices, diners could taste spaghetti dishes, beef fillets or cheese cakes with mango, all served with cutlery and in plastic lunch boxes on tables made with old engine parts and fuselage windows.

The customers who love the selfis did not stop taking out their mobiles to take their pictures in every corner of this place that was inaugurated on Thursday.

In general, there are few airlines that can boast of the taste of their menus, although it is also true that at high altitudes much of the senses of smell and taste are lost due to the pressurization of the cabin.

This is not the first restaurant to offer airplane food, an initiative already launched by Air Asia in Kuala Lumpur in December 2019 and also temporarily undertaken by Air New Zealand in London three years ago.

Thai Airways has opened this peculiar restaurant at a difficult time, as the Thai flag carrier has been accumulating losses for years and is undergoing a restructuring plan to save it from bankruptcy.

On August 14th, the airline announced a net loss of 28,000 million baht (763 million euros, 902 million dollars) as a result of the impact of the pandemic.