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Airbus A380 to be converted into a luxury hotel

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Frédéric Deleuze, a former Airbus engineer, aims to turn an Airbus A380 plane into a luxury hotel. The plane was originally planned for destruction.

The hotel will be placed in the Toulouse-Blagnac Airport’s northern terminal (TLS).

There will be 31 rooms in the proposed hotel, including two suites. Three accommodation kinds will be available in the fuselage: ordinary rooms for two people, deluxe rooms for three or four people, and suites.

One of the suite rooms will be installed in the A380 cockpit, while the other will be spread out over two floors and connected by the original staircase.

The hotel complex will also have a 60-seat restaurant with a patio with views of the world’s largest passenger airplane.

When Frédéric Deleuze, a 15-year Airbus engineer, realized that several old Airbus A380s were being scrapped, he came up with the idea of upcycling the plane into a hotel.

Several historic planes have been rescued from aviation graveyards. British Airways said in 2020 that it would convert its final Boeing 747 into a cinema and educational center for kids. Emirates will turn its retired Airbus A380 into aviation collectibles in 2021.

Photo Cover via LinkedIn: Frédéric Deleuze

 

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