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Retired A380 to be upcycled into a hotel

Frédéric Deleuze, a former Airbus engineer, plans to upcycle a retired A380 into a Toulouse hotel.

The A380 hotel would be located at the new MEETT convention and exhibition centre not far from Toulouse airport, with a scheduled opening date of 2024.

Accommodation provided within the A380 will suit business and leisure customers alike.

The plan is for 31 rooms comprised of standard and deluxe rooms plus two suites.

There will also be a restaurant on site. This news was originally broken by France’s La Depeche.

One of the suites would be one located in and around the A380’s cockpit, while the other would be at the rear of the aircraft located, on two floors connected by the original staircase.

Both suites will surely appeal to aviation enthusiasts as well as those travellers looking for a new experience.

More details on the planned A380 hotel can be seen here.

In other areas of the world we see other aircraft types having been converted into hotels or restaurants of one sort or another, but this is the first proposal to create an A380 hotel.

Emirates recently announced plans to upcycle its first retired A380 into bespoke furniture and memorabilia.

And several of British Airways’ B747s are being saved from the scrapheap, with plans to convert them into film sets and permanent exhibitions.


  • Toulouse, France
  • Frédéric Deleuze