Airlander to offer luxury expeditions (BBC)

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The world’s longest aircraft, which collapsed at its former base last year, is to offer “luxury expeditions”. The passenger cabin for Airlander 10, a combination of plane and airship based in Bedford, was unveiled at the Farnborough Airshow.

Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), the company behind the £25m craft, said it is “approaching air travel from a different perspective.”

Up to 19 passengers will be able to take part in three-day expeditions.

Stephen McGlennan, CEO of HAV said: “Air travel has become very much about getting from A to B as quickly as possible. What we’re offering is a way of making the journey a joy.”

Each cabin will be 151ft (46m), larger than most single-aisle aircraft, HAV said.

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Written by Long Branch Mike