Abundant wealth can make a person want to have something that belongs to many people is difficult. More recently, one of the richest people in the world, the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia, bought a new private jet Airbus A 340 for U.S. $ 500 million
This vehicle is not super fast motorcycle or super luxury car, but a super large aircraft, the Airbus A380 but it’s more like flying palace with luxury equipment.
Launched Automotto, Tuesday, April 10, 2012, two-deck plane that is used also by the various airlines of the world to be one prince of private vehicles. Previously, he also has various types of luxury cars such as Rolls-Royce.
With a range of luxury facilities contained therein, this plane is perfect for the prince Alwaleed who became chairman of Kingdom Holding company in doing business while in space.
This purchase is in accordance with the policies of local governments in 2007, who wants a private plane to new members of the royal family.
European-made aircraft is famous for its large passenger capacity, which reached 854 seats so it is used also for airlines such as Emirates, Qantas and Singapore Airlines.
Facility in which such a wide cabin, bar, casino and even more added luxury of a new mass-produced aircraft since 2005. Not many people can have a private plane as Prince Alwaleed, because the price is expensive.
According to Habib Feikih, President of Airbus Corporate Jets, sales actually increased even though the aircraft was hit by the current global crisis. Usually a reserve aircraft for personal purposes is a celebrity, or the oil barons businessmen from Russia, China, and America.
Its fabulously wealthy owner is unknown, but names linked to the plane include Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, owner of the Savoy Hotel. It is being designed to order by the Worcestershire-based firm Design Q.
In a space normally given to 600 passengers, the owner and his guests will enjoy five-star treatment from the moment of arrival.
After driving up to his plane, he will have the car parked in the onboard garage.
A lift drops to the tarmac and a red carpet unfurls, with downlights to ‘give the impression of turning up at the Oscars’, according to Design Q’s co-founder Gary Doy. The belly of the A380 has been turned into a relaxation zone, including a Turkish bath lined with marble only two millimetres thick to keep the weight down.
Next door is a wellbeing room, with the floor and walls turned into a giant screen showing the ground down below. Guests can stand on a ‘magic carpet’ and watch the journey, a scented breeze blowing into the room.
If work really is unavoidable, the boardroom is on hand with iTouch screens and live share prices projected on to the tables. For conference calls, a business partner on the ground can be virtually projected on to the table to ‘join’ a meeting.
The five suites which form the owner’s private quarters have king- size beds, entertainment systems and a prayer room featuring computergenerated prayer mats which always face Mecca. A lift shuttles between the plane’s three floors, from the private quarters upstairs, down to the concert hall, featuring a baby grand piano and seating for ten, and to the garage below.
There are around 20 ‘sleepers’ – the equivalent of First Class seats – for extra guests. According to the designers, the style is elegant curves and swirls of Arabic writing.
Mr Doy added: ‘It is something very, very special and there is nothing like it on the market yet.
‘There is everything a billionaire could want.
‘We are not trying to put a hotel in the air, it is tailored to the needs of flying, and has unique features which fit into that. The Turkish bath is particularly spectacular, a steam room with marble, low lights and lots of spa treatments to choose from.’
They were all assessed need of rapid transport and able to achieve long distance in its business activities.