The end of the era of airships came not only because of the loud disaster of the Hindenburg, but also because the first passenger air transportation appeared. It became clear that it was impossible to use airships as a full-fledged vehicle, and they were abandoned. But now there are many ideas for the revival of these flying "cigars". True, in the form of air cruise liners. An example is the development of scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
Professor Gregor Eichinger of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and industrial designer Thomas Rodemeier have created a project to revive airships as a means of transportation. True, they will never be able to compete with airplanes in terms of travel speed. But on the other hand, they will be able to compete in terms of comfort.
Therefore, according to Gregor Eichinger and Thomas Rodemeier, modern airships should be used as air cruise ships. It will not be a means to get from point A to point B, but a means to have a good time while looking at the world.
This airship will slowly fly over beautiful places, of which there are plenty in any country. Its passengers will be able to observe all this beauty from a height, from time to time disembark on the ground for walks and excursions.
In addition, the airship itself will have something to occupy yourself with in your free time. There will be restaurants, sports grounds for playing tennis and minifootball, and a huge transparent floor for observing the ground.
And the most important thing in this concept from Gregor Eichinger and Thomas Rodemeier is that all this can be built using existing, modern technologies.