Written by Staff Writer, CNN
Surrounded by budget airlines in the heart of Asia’s busiest airport, Terminal 2 at Hong Kong International Airport was a bright spot of transportable luxury at the annual tourism fair held this week.
An airplane graveyard service offers travelers a seat inside an airport hanger, where they can sip cocktails and tuck into a limited menu of food and drinks, before being whisked away to their destination in a business jet.
Air Oasis, the airport catering and resort service arm of luxury travel group Wing On Travel , is offering a similar service for a five-night trip to Europe.
“Europe is such a beautiful continent but often you just want to take the beauty with you,” says Wing On Travel brand director Simon Debes in a news release.
“We want people to be adventurous and see the places and things that interest them on their own, without the long distances.”
The round trip takes some 3,000 miles — and includes a stay in a posh spa in the town of Gozo, Malta — and will set the traveler back just under $650,000 (HK$4.78 million).
Visitors to the Wing On Travel headquarters get a chance to try various food and drink samples at a newly developed food hall. courtesy Wing On Travel
Some 250 Wing On Travel employees are able to take part in the service. And, importantly, they can still be at work on business days.
The trip is intended to allow staff to reconnect with their families while being able to see how the lifestyle they’re famous for on business travels is shared with the next generation.
Hong Kong International Airport has been ranked one of the world’s top 10 most family-friendly airports by the World Airport Awards
The service will travel through mainland China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam.