Man designs nuclear-powered 'flying hotel' that can carry 5000 people - and has a pool

A graphic artist has designed the first-nuclear powered plane.
A graphic artist has designed the first-nuclear powered plane. Photo credit: Youtube

Nuclear-powered flights could be the next big thing in travel, with one man designing the first nuclear-powered plane.

Graphic artist and YouTuber Hashem Al-Ghaili has designed a plane that he has nicknamed the 'Sky Cruise Hotel' which can carry up to 5000 passengers and apparently feels like people are on a cruise ship in the sky.

The design has shopping malls, gyms, pools and even a movie theatre on board, the Daily Mail reported.

As the plane is nuclear-powered, it wouldn't need to stop and refuel at any time.

Al-Ghaili said the plane would fly for 24 hours a day.

But social media users were quick to criticise the graphic designer.

"Great idea putting a nuclear reactor in something that could malfunction and fall out of the sky," one commented.

"How about imagining eliminating world hunger instead of other rich people's luxury toys?" another said.

"I bet I still end up next to someone else's screaming three-year-old for the entire trip," quipped another.

The graphic artist was also questioned on how many pilots would be needed to fly the luxury plane.

"All this technology and you still want pilots?" he responded.

Passengers and crew would be able to be brought up on a separate aircraft to the permanently in-flight vessel, the Mail reported.