It is not intended for passenger transportation. It is for things like cargo to remote areas, or reconnaissance.
Again, there are cheaper alternatives.
Also, a lot of remote areas are remote because of weather, not terrain. If you cant get a helicopter in there, a blimp is just asking to crash.
then it can use hydrogen rather than helium, since there will be no risk to human life.
In order for this to be true, it would need to be loaded, unloaded and operated away from populated areas. This gives it a very erratic (ergo, longer) flight path as you cant fly it over cities and a huge logistic cost to get the goods to a remote location for loading and unloading (and these facilities do not already exist). The extra cost does not make sense.
Beyond this, it's daft. The airship cost $90,000,000 (90 million) to build. You dont want it exploding before it returns that 90 mil.