An old Airbus 320 has recently been turned into a restaurant in Punjab in India. Hawai Adda, the first airplane restaurant, has made use of an old flight that was once used by Air India and turned the 72-seater into glamorous, earthy place people can eat and relax. Its name is actually "airport" in Hindi and took a year for the group, Hands Hospitality, to finish the renovations.
In an interview with Mashable India, Director of Hands Hospitality Parampreet Singh Luthra said: "we were inspired by the Maharaja Express [a luxurious food and travel experience inside a train in New Delhi] and wanted to create something similar inside a plane."
He further mentioned that they wanted to keep most of the plane's features, including the 1 million wires. "So, we had to hire experienced engineers and airline support staff who knew the drill," he explained.
To make the restaurant, they hired engineers and expert airline staff to look into the plane. Moreover, the project was delayed because of legal issues and concerns about fire safety, and with the wings hitting along the edges of a national highway. A year later, though, it has been resolved and opened last December much to the public's eagerness to visit the restaurant. Hawai Adda also has a bakery, café and dining hall where 40 people can fit.
What's more is that interested people can book the entire plane for them to host parties and intimate events. The restaurant has already fully booked Christmas and New Year dinner activities by the public last 2016.
The restaurant provides only vegetarian food, but the food is still delicious as they offer club sandwiches which they considered as 100 percent pure vegan. A hot, sweltering choco sundae is also up for grabs for those who want some sweet treats.
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