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Airships could replace planes on short haul flights by 2025

by Joy Green, Jun 9
1 minute read

The company Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) is planning commercial routes for short ‘city hops’ in Europe with 100-seater Airlander airships. Carbon emission cuts of around 90% look to be possible, compared to normal short-haul flights.

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47% of regional aeroplane flights connect cities that are less than 230 miles apart, so replacement of these routes by airships could offer significant carbon savings. HAV is currrently in discussions with a number of airlines to operate the routes, and is expected to announce partnerships and airline customers in the next few months.

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