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Runway 1: This old aeroplane is now a quirky restaurant in Haryana

Runway 1: Sneak peekDefault Agency
Runway 1: Sneak peek

Can an aeroplane be used to serve multi-cuisine food on a national highway? Does it sound bizarre to you? Well, not anymore.

You don't have to spend money on a flight ticket to get the experience of dining inside an aircraft either. All you need to do is to drive up on to the Ambala-Kurukshetra highway, National Highway-1, and step aboard the Airbus A320. Runway 1 is the name of the restaurant which is opened inside this plane.

Here's a sneak peek of the eatery:

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Innovation at its bestOthers
Innovation at its best

It's the innovation that hits you first as there is no flashy sign.

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Boarding pass

You need to collect your boarding pass from the reception on the ground for the meals.

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15-year-old aircraft model

After that the customers can go into the cabin of a 15-year-old aircraft model.

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There are approximately 50 staff - dressed in attire resembling ground staff and crew members.

The Runway 1 owners pay for all of food and lodging of the restaurant staff.

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USP: 3D games

Another USP that distinguishes it from other eateries is the first virtual 3D flight simulation gaming set up.

As a result, kids can enjoy 3D games inside this aircraft.

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Around 50 kms from Ludhiana, the Airbus is parked on a vacant one-and-a-half acre plot owned by a Shahbad-based business family.

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This innovative eatery, junked by Air India, was opened on November 27.

It took the owners, the father-son duo, almost a year to get this grounded aircraft together.

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