The world's most luxurious commercial jet ever has taken to the skies.
The Crystal Skye - a privately-owned converted Boeing 777-200LR that accommodates just 88 passengers - boasts a spacious dining area, a mixologist and seats that convert into spacious beds.
Launched by US-based travel company Crystal Cruises last month, tickets starting at Crystal Skye will start at $18,000 per person though the pricing and the itinerary is contingent upon at least 70 confirmed guests.
Cuisine is prepared by an executive chef, in two state-of-the-art galleys.
Along with five-star interiors and Michelin-star inspired menus, passengers are also lavished with top-notch treatment thanks to on-board butlers.
There are a total of 88 armchair-style seats for passengers to relax in.
These transform into flat beds for those wanting to pack in a bit of sleep before landing at their next destination.
In the roomy bathrooms, guests can freshen up with a range of fragrant products from the luxury Italian fashion house Etro.
Other highlights include a bar (stocked with an array of fine wines), large flat-screen televisions, free global Wi-Fi and personal Bose noise-cancelling headphones.
There are 14, 21 and 28-day itineraries available, whisking holidaymakers away to some of the 'most exotic and remote' locations in the world.
The Crystal Skye has the highest crew to passenger ratio of any twin-aisle aircraft and a non-stop range of 19.5 hours.
When the venture was unveiled in 2016, Crystal's then CEO Edie Rodriguez said:
'Crystal AirCruises is not just a thrilling new venture for Crystal, but a groundbreaking development in the luxury travel industry. Even the savviest travellers and guests who have sailed on our award-winning ocean cruises many times will relish brand new opportunities to explore places impossible to reach by water, all with Crystal’s signature personalized service and the highest standard of luxury at every point of travel.'
News Source: DailyMail