Restaurant Inside Boeing 737 to Open in Wuhan

By Lucas dos Santos, March 7, 2016

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Residents of Wuhan’s Optics Valley New Technology Development Zone might be surprised to find, wedged amid buildings in a shopping area, a commercial airplane. 

According to CCTV, this Boeing 737 (the world’s most common commercial airliner model) is supposed to open in June as a restaurant. It’s been greatly remodeled since its acquisition in Indonesia by a Chinese businessman, but it still retains its cockpit and interior “airplane-like décor.” The project overall is said to have cost some RMB35 million (USD5.3 million). 

Restaurant in Boeing 737 to Open in Wuhan

Restaurant in Boeing 737 to Open in Wuhan

The plane’s placement might remind some of Hong Kong’s Whampoa Mall, which resembles a large yacht sitting in a residential area. This businessman’s ambitions are shared by a Henan farmer, who’s also currently building his own 737 in hopes to turn it into a restaurant. 

This isn't the first restaurant of its kind, either — Air Summit Gourmet Restaurant, housed in an old 737 in the Philippines, regularly attracts curious customers.

[Images via CCTV]

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