The ongoing pandemic has turned brands around the world into innovators as they struggle to stay afloat during a time of economic crisis—but this has in turn unveiled their creativity and gusto. Case in point? Thai Airways’ new airline-themed restaurant that has attracted hundreds of diners on the first day of its opening.

Grounded for months due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the Thailand flag carrier has transformed the cafeteria within its Bangkok headquarters into an airline-themed restaurant, which welcomed the public on September 3.

Designed to recreate the flying experience for travel enthusiasts, the restaurant is furnished with plane parts and seats—economy-class and the older recliner business-class, in the airline’s signature orange, purple, and pink hues, and even QR codes that allow diners to search information about the aviation parts. Unlike a real plane though, there’s also a bean bag seating area for those who’d like to cozy up with their loved ones. Dressed in full uniform, the cabin crew will greet diners and hand them boarding passes that can be kept as souvenir.

Currently, the restaurant is open from Wednesday to Fridays from 7 a.m. onwards, serving international cuisine between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Menu highlights include beef bolognese pasta, bak kut teh with rice, and desserts like blueberry cheesecake.

More information here.

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