A European airline is about to sell tickets for its first commercial electric flights, giving passengers a chance to be a part of the future of aviation. The Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish branches of Scandinavian Airlines ( SAS) are now preparing for their ground-breaking routes. However, the actual departure dates for these trips are not till 2028.
For a total of 1,946 in the currencies of all three Scandinavian nations ( Sweden, Norway, and Denmark), 30 seats on the initial flights will be available for purchase as a commemorative tribute to the year when SAS began operating flights. The price translates roughly between £140 and £225 ($175.42 USD and $281.93 USD).
To reach its objective of net-zero emissions by 2050, the airline asserted that “technological innovations,” such as the usage of electric planes for shorter journeys, are “an important part,” notes The Independent.
President and CEO of SAS, Anko van der Werff, cited the company as the first commercial airline to cross the North Pole in 1957, cutting the distance between continents on its Copenhagen- Tokyo route.
“The fact that we can now invite our passengers to the next major milestone in the future of aviation is a natural continuation of that pioneering spirit and a significant step on our journey towards more sustainable aviation,” he stated.
The action was taken less than a year after SAS agreed to develop electric aircraft in a “letter of support” with Sweden’s Heart Aerospace, intending to expand its regional fleet with the ES-30 aircraft.
Several airlines, notably Air New Zealand and Sounds Air, additionally revealed intentions to operate short-haul commercial flights with passenger aircraft powered by electricity.
As of September 2022, Eviation Aircraft’s “Alice” totally electric commuter jet successfully completed its inaugural flight. Transitioning to electric aircraft appears more feasible than suborbital space travel, another proposed mode of transportation. According to studies conducted by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), passengers flying between London and Sydney, Australia, might do so in under two hours within the next decade.
Tickets can be purchased at flysas.com beginning midday on June 2 ( 11 am UK time).
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