New concept pictures for the interior of the world’s largest aircraft have been revealed, showing plush seats for up to 100 passengers and a ‘wall’ of windows.
The spacious Airlander 10, which measures almost double the length of an average commercial aircraft, appears to offer a far more comfortable flying experience than most airline passengers will be used to.
The striking concept photographs show comfortable-looking armchair-style seats, complete with plump cushions, spaced apart to give every passenger direct access to the aisles. And the focal point of the enormous aircraft is the floor-to-ceiling wall of glass windows – giving passengers stunning views from the comfort of their seats.
MailOnline Travel previously showcased concept pictures of Airlander 10’s luxury travel configuration, with plush cabins and luxury lounges guests paying £50,000 each will enjoy on Arctic odysseys.
These latest pictures show the aircraft in a ‘fast ferry’ mode, in which it will serve more traditional short-haul routes.
The aim is that the huge aircraft, measuring 91 metres (300 feet) in length, with a volume of 3.64million cubic feet, will be operational by 2025.
George Land, Commercial Business Development Director of the Bedfordshire-based company behind the Airlander 10, Hybrid Air Vehicles, said: ‘For many decades flying from A to B has meant sitting in a metal tube with tiny windows.
‘It has been a necessity but not always a pleasure.
‘On Airlander, the whole experience is pleasant, even enjoyable.
‘And in the hybrid-electric and future all-electric configurations, Airlander is fit for our decarbonised future.’
It’s hoped around 12 Airlander 10s will be built per year and they will be available, with up to 100 seats, in a hybrid-electric configuration in 2025, operating with 90 per cent fewer emissions than conventional aircraft in similar roles.
And by 2030, the aircraft will be offered in a fully electric configuration.
With a range of almost 500 miles, the aircraft’s manufacturers claim it is ‘perfect for inter-city mobility’, with options such as Liverpool to Belfast, or Seattle to Vancouver.
The concept cabin design has incorporated many considerations to ensure it is practical, feasible, and ready for the transition into production.