The Swedish company OceanSky has opened seat reservations for future cruise flights to the North Pole in a passenger airship. The first commercial flights will take place in 2023-2024, the service price is $ 65,000 for a double cabin. The first cruise is expected to include seven crew members and sixteen guests.
The flight will take place on a hybrid airship of the Airlander-10 model, which has a very low flight performance. In particular, the maximum payload, including the people themselves and food for them, is only 10-11 tons, so you won’t be able to take much with you. Therefore, the duration of the cruise is short.
On the other hand, OceanSky cruises simply do not have competition, and therefore are positioned as exclusive entertainment for adults. There are very few airships in the world capable of carrying passengers, and there are no airships flying to the North Pole at all. Hence the high ticket price – for access to the elite club. However, there is one more nuance: in the conditions of a raging pandemic, traveling by airship to remote corners of the planet is seen as a good alternative to solitude in a private mansion.