Flying is definitely one of the best forms of travel, if not the best. The one drawback to this mode of travel is that you’re stuck inside the plane with only a tiny window that doesn’t give you much of a view of what you’re flying over. Back in 2016, Design Q, an award-winning UK firm, and UK aerospace company Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), unveiled a new airship that would allow passengers to not only travel in luxury, but to enjoy the view as they flew along.
That announcement has finally been followed up on with some images of what passengers might experience aboard the airship.
Designed to accommodate 19 passengers, plus the crew, the Airlander 10 won’t just zip past the scenery (the airbus only reaches a maximum speed of 91 miles per hour). “Air travel has become very much about getting from A to B as quickly as possible,” states Stephen McGlennan, CEO of HAV. “What we’re offering is a way of making the journey a joy.” HAV is offering three-day excursions aboard the airship where passengers will be able to visit and view some of the most beautiful areas of the world.
Passengers will have their own private en-suite bedrooms as well as access to a communal lounge that features floor-to-ceiling windows. The excursion offers fine-dining catering and an Altitude Bar. And because the Airlander can land and take-off from almost any flat surface, from ice to sand to water, passengers will have access to remote areas.