A futuristic flying hotel that has no pilots and never lands has been labelled as ‘the new Titanic.’ Detailed photos, created by Hashem Alghaili, show what a “flying hotel” designed never to land could look like.

It’s big enough to fit 5,000 passengers as well as a gym and even a shopping mall. The nuclear-powered Sky Cruise “could be the future of transport”. If it ever did become a reality, holidaymakers would have to head to the sky to see it – as it’s designed never to land.

The cutting-edge aircraft would be powered using nuclear fusion and would have 20 engines to keep it flying. And what’s more, it wouldn’t be flown by human pilots. The ambitious concept would be operated by artificial intelligence (AI)

According to designers conventional airliners would ferry passengers to and from the Sky Cruise and even all running repairs would be carried out in-flight. Asked how many people it would take to fly the gigantic aircraft, The designer said: “All this technology and you still want pilots? I believe it will be fully autonomous.”


But Sky Cruise will still require plenty of staff, The promotional video promises restaurants and a giant shopping mall in the sky, as well as gyms, theatres, and even a swimming pool. In the video, the giant flying machine is also suggested as the perfect wedding venue.

However not everyone agrees, with some commentators describing the Sky Cruise concept as the “new Titanic” – pointing out that having lifts on the outside of the aircraft would be far from aerodynamic and that if an aircraft powered by a nuclear reactor crashed, it could destroy a city.

One nervous passenger said: “Great idea putting a nuclear reactor in something that could malfunction and fall out of the sky.” While someone else commented “I’m sure I would be able to afford a ticket for the lowest deck with no leg space and no access to the lounge”.

With the massive development costs involved, some predicted that a trip Sky Cruise would cost a fortune. A financially-savvy YouTube commenter chipped in: “While this is an interesting concept and it is capable to be built with current technology, this thing would be super expensive and no doubt only rich would be able to book this hotel.”

Interested? Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrodDBJdGuo