Why is electric flying relevant for airports?
Sustainability is a key factor. The aviation sector today is responsible for around 3% of the world’s carbon emissions
. By 2050 it’s expected that aviation’s share could grow to between 20-50%
- that’s a significant jump!
Of today’s 3% emissions
- 94% of it comes from airlines – so electric flying, SAF and Hydrogen represent a game-changing set of alternatives that airlines are keen to pursue in the coming decade and beyond.
At the same time, in the last few years, we’ve seen more stories of ‘flight shaming’ as passengers turn their backs on air travel – and at a national level, governments are responding to their sustainability and emissions targets by taking action. In France, for example, moves have already been made to ban short-haul domestic flights.
Electric flying could provide an industry-wide push for greater sustainability as numerous bodies establish Net Zero targets. Airports that are prepared will reap the benefits from future passengers and airlines alike.