This old aeroplane is now a quirky restaurant in Punjab; check out Runway 1https://indianexpress.com/photos/lifestyle-gallery/tantalise-your-taste-buds-at-runway-1-an-aeroplane-turned-restaurant-on-nh-1-5018135/

This old aeroplane is now a quirky restaurant in Punjab; check out Runway 1

You don't have to spend money on a flight ticket to get the experience of dining inside an aircraft. All you need to do is drive up on to the Ambala-Kurukshetra highway, NH1, and step aboard the Runway 1.

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You don't have to spend money on a flight ticket to get the experience of dining inside an aircraft. All you need to do is drive up on to the Ambala-Kurukshetra highway, NH1, and step aboard the Runway 1. There's no flashy sign, but it's hard to miss the Airbus A320 parked just off the National Highway 1 on the Ambala-Kurukshetra stretch. Parked over a half-acre plot owned by a Shahabad-based business family, this grounded aircraft has now been converted into a multi-cuisine restaurant. Runway 1 is the second such restaurant in the country after Hawai Adda, located in Ludhiana's Verka milk plant. Here's a sneak peek of the eatery. (Source: Express Photo by Sahil)

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Once you collect your boarding pass from the reception on the ground for the meals, you will be led into the cabin of a 15-year-old aircraft model. (Source: Express Photo by Sahil)

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A father-son duo from Shahabad, around 50km from here, have turned the aeroplane into a multicuisine restaurant called Runway 1. (Source: Express Photo by Sahil)

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The staff, around 50 in all, is diverse. With a manager from Srinagar, Mohammad Ashim, and waitresses from as far away as Darjeeling, the owners pay for all of their food and lodging. They are dressed in attire resembling ground staff and crew members. (Source: Express Photo by Sahil)

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The unique eatery opened its doors on November 27. (Source: Express Photo by Sahil)

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Junked by Air India, it took the owners almost a year to get it together. (Source: Express Photo by Sahil)