The Airlander Project is still on going in the UK despite the unfortunate landing accident to the prototype.
Their plans are for multiple use with different gondolas for air cruising, maritime surveillance and surveying in remote regions.
See www.hybridairvehicles.com for more info
I remember back in the 70s (may have been 80s) travelling BA on a L1011 LHR BAH BOM BKK, never got off the plane at any stop. There were also a number of regular charter flights operating LTN BDS DAM (Gulf - various) KHI CCU BKK KBI using a 130 seat B737-200 non-stop - and they were full!Jump to post