A Dubai company has converted an A220 private jet into a VIP nightclub in the sky.
Dubbed 9H-Five (nine-hotel-five), the aircraft can be chartered by anyone for up to 12 hours, giving passengers to chance to party above the clouds.
The 9H-five is based on Airbus’s TwoTwenty ‘Bizjet’, a 35-meter jet with over 786 square foot (73m2) of usable space.
Ordinarily, a private jet of this nature looks like a conference room at a business hotel, but this is a different story.
The 9H-Five is designed to look like a lounge bar in Miami or Las Vegas or Hollywood.
The standard white and yellow lights are replaced with LED lights that can project any hue you want, including fluorescent tones.
The windows are modified to look like a yacht’s portholes, and the seats are upholstered to resemble a supercar’s cockpit.
And there’s more.
A standard TwoTwenty can accommodate up to six individual sections, but in order to make it more spacious and luxurious, this only has four.
That way, each section can be larger.
You’ve got a dining area, two lounge areas with 16 seats in total and a 55-inch TV screen, and a private suite with a bathroom.
And by the way, there’s room for up to 60 individual pieces of luggage, so no need to pack light.
The A220 private jet has a range of 10,000+ km (5,600+ miles) and can travel at to Mach 0.82 – i.e., 1,000 km/h.
In simple terms, this means it can travel from Shanghai to Los Angeles, or London to Tokyo faster than a commercial aircraft.
Obviously, this being a private jet, it can go anywhere you want it to.
This brings us to the (expensive) elephant in the room – the cost.
You can charter the jet starting at around $14,000 per hour, and that’s not including ancillary costs like taxes, etc.
This means that flying from New York to London or vice versa would set you back around $91,000.
There’s an upside, though.
As the plane sits up to 15 passengers, you can split the cost across 15 people.