A Boeing 737-200 formerly operated by Brazilian Airlines, Viação Aérea São Paulo S/A, better known as VASP, will be converted into an electronic music venue. The aircraft, which has been out of service for several years, will be transformed into a unique party destination for music lovers in the country.
According to reports, the Boeing 737-200 will be converted into a fully functional electronic music venue with a capacity of up to 300 people.
The aircraft will be fitted with a state-of-the-art sound system and lighting equipment to provide an immersive music experience for party-goers.
From the skies to music
The aircraft will be stationed at a private airport in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte, where it will be available for private events, parties, and corporate functions. Viação Aérea São Paulo S/A has stated that the aircraft will be available for hire from May 2023.
It has often been reported that decommissioned aircraft becomes hotels, museum, restaurant, and even a house. However, this is the first time that a retired aircraft will be turned into a music stage. Usually, most aircraft end in parts after they are taken out of operation.
Interestingly, a few manage to escape being sold as scraps, and that is the case of VASP Boeing 737-200, which will form part of the stage in an electronic music festival slated for later this month.
The Boeing 737-200 flew on June 28, 1996, after the manufacturer delivered it to VASP. It was operated between 1969 and 2004. The aeroplane was retired after the airline collapsed. Auto Shopping Só Marcas, a Belo Horizonte-based company, later acquired it.
As a property of Auto Shopping Só Marcas, the plane has served as a location for several events. Recently, it did a political purpose as it was spotted with banners promoting President Lula da Silva. This was during his campaign to be reelected for a third term as the president of Brazil.
The Boeing 737-200, once a workhorse for airlines worldwide, is now set to take on a new role as a party destination in Brazil. With its unique setting and state-of-the-art equipment, it will surely become a popular venue for music lovers in the country.