Etihad A319 Camping
Etihad A319 Camping

Camping in a Converted ex-Etihad A319

We all know that sleeping on short-haul aircraft is rarely a pleasant experience, but a converted Airbus A319 may change your mind. Apple Camping, located in Pembrokeshire in Wales, is now offering the chance to spend a night in an aircraft, without having to leave the ground.

The A319 is named “Arabian Nights” , it was built in Hamburg in April 2003 with the MSN 1947 and initially licensed to PrivatAir as D-APAA.

In 2008, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, acquired the A319 and it was given the registration A6-EID.

Campers enter the fuselage through the main exit door, before being greeted by a simple but spacious interior.

The galley is fully-intact and functional (with some modifications, of course). The exit door is sealed shut, but it is in its original condition with the Arabic text.

a control panel with buttons and switches

The control panel, which is usually found at the main exit door, has been modified to control the internal lighting. Additionally, the aircraft has two single beds, a large sofa and a functional galley with a trolley and microwave.

Apple Camping says that two-night stay in the A319 costs £298 ($395), which is really expensive for the accommodation standard. For aviation enthusiasts however, this is a unique experience that will be of interest.

The facility also has a converted Lockheed JetStar business jet. The furnishings onboard this aircraft are certainly more luxurious. Apple Camping also has a UFO Flying Saucer!