Runway 34: A vintage airplane-turned-restaurant and bar
We’ve earlier brought you news of old airplanes being transformed into hotels and homes, and this time, we have an airplane turned into an restaurant. Enter Runway 34, a vintage airplane-turned-restaurant and bar in Zürich, Switzerland. This eatery was once a Soviet Ilyushin IL-14 airplane, which made its final flight in 2005. Located adjacent to Zurich International Airport, the Runway 34 restaurant/bar has been refurbished with window-filled walls, wooden flooring and amazing mood lighting.
The Ilyushin airplane sits inside the restaurant’s converted hangar. Everything inside the Runway 34 is aviation inspired. The entrance is a jetbridge, which comes complete with a magazine rack. The menu holders on the tables are shaped like airplane tail fins and some of the tables have decommissioned airline seats. The Runway 34 features four distinct areas. The Hangar Restaurant is the main eating area that serves a fusion of Asian, Swiss and Mediterranean cuisines to the on-board guests.
The luxurious Cigar Lounge has red leather chairs, a cappuccino machine and a humidor. The Wingwalker Bar comes surrounded by windows to offer outside views. Then there is the Aviator Lounge, which serves generally as the Hangar Restaurant’s overflow and large group seating area.
If you happen to be in Zurich or are planning a trip there, you should not miss checking out this ultimate airport bar and restaurant.