The Stockholm-Arlanda airport in London England has a new permanent structure. It’s the first airplane hostel in the world. This novel idea is the brainchild of Swedish businessman and entrepreneur Oscar Dios, who has been running hostels in Uppsala, Sweden for the past five years. What was once tasked to carry over 300+ passengers from one point of the globe to another is now tasked to give at least 25 guests a one-of-a-kind stay.
The plane is permanently a ground attraction, renting rooms for about US$150 to US$700 a night. If you can’t spend the night, a cafe in the plane is also available for about $30-$50 per two hours. I think this will not only attract a crowd, it somehow gives old discarded planes a new lease on their life. Old planes are piling by the hundreds somewhere, rotting until all that’s left are the plane’s skeletons. Oscar Dios, I believe, has opened a new avenue that hopefully airports worldwide would emulate.
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