Inside the $340 million Airbus private jet that looks like a superyacht

  • Lufthansa Technik has unveiled its ‘Explorer’ concept
  • The aircraft even comes with its own garage
  • It’s set to be one of the most expensive private jets ever built

Published on May 28, 2024 at 6:30 PM (UTC+4)
by Andie Reeves

Last updated on May 31, 2024 at 7:26 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

Lufthansa Technik is designing what is definitely the most luxurious business jet in the sky.

The company has spared no expense when creating this amazing private jet concept.

More importantly, they’ve designed the aircraft to look like a yacht.

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Lufthansa chose the Airbus ACJ330 as the platform to showcase what they can do when it comes to private jet customization.

They call it the ‘Explorer’ project.

The plane features a ‘cocoon’ room, the largest shower ever seen on a private jet, and a huge entourage area.

The jetliner is set to cost $340 million but, with a living space that covers more than 3,600 square feet, would-be customers would probably tell you it’s worth it.

It’s likely an aircraft like this will be bought and used by governments and royal families.

One of the features that set this plane apart is the private suite.

Here the owner of the plane can rest easy on their king-size bed and take a rain and massage shower in the sky.

This can also become a ‘cocoon’ – an area that can be totally closed off to create a self-contained retreat.

The curved doors of the cocoon are also a 180-degree screen

This can be used as a television or to project images of the next travel destination to minimize jet lag.

Next to this suite is a multifunctional room kitted-out with swivel chairs, couches, coffee tables, and a mechanism that makes the doors seem to disappear into the wall.

The plane also conference rooms and dining room.

Lufthansa Technik designed this room with Middle Eastern royals and A-listers in mind, and it shows.

It even has its own garage for Ducati motorcycles.

The first half of the plane is dedicated to luxurious comfort, but the second half looks surprisingly like a normal plane.

Much like a regular plane, there are deluxe suites, a business class section as well as 36 ‘economy’ seats.

This is referred to as the ‘entourage area’, where staff and personnel can sit.

No doubt anyone who could afford a plane like this would be traveling with a huge entourage in tow.

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Andie Reeves

Andie is a content writer from South Africa with a background in broadcasting and journalism. Starting her career in the glossy pages of Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, Andie has a broad portfolio, covering everything from sustainability solutions to celebrity car collections. When not at her laptop Andie can be found sewing, recording her podcast, taking board games too seriously or road-tripping in her bright green Kia.