Boeing 747 appears on wasteland in Pattaya, Thailand

Footage shows a scrapped Boeing 747 aeroplane that is being turned into a restaurant in Pattaya, eastern Thailand.

The aircraft was parked on the patch of wasteland earlier this year next to the city’s beach and below a row of hotels in the popular holiday destination.

Developers are working on the aircraft to turn it into a restaurant – a trend that has boomed in the country amid the Covid-19 pandemic causing airlines to retire some of their fleet.

The iconic Boeing 747 jumbo jet – known as the queen of the skies – had been in decline before the virus spread but its demise was accelerated by the halting of air travel.

British Airways and Thai Air are among the flag carriers to have cut the aircraft while others have retired the rival widebody Airbus A380.