Asian airlines turn to 'flights to nowhere' to get travellers back in skies

By Jamie Freed SYDNEY (Reuters) - Qantas Airways Ltd said on Thursday it would operate a seven-hour scenic flight over Australia next month, adding to a growing trend in Asia of "flights to nowhere" that take off and land at the same airport. Tough border restrictions to keep the coronavirus under control have led to a 97.

5% plunge in international travel in the region, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines. Many frequent flyers miss getting on planes and airlines including Taiwan's EVA Airways Corp.

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