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Regional Connections Paving the Way for Hybrid Aircrafts

LYGG Insights

Our CEO Roope Kekäläinen has been interviewed by several newspapers (e.g. Helsingin Sanomat, Ilkka-Pohjalainen, Ikkunapaikka) lately about the future of aviation and regional travel alongside other aviation leaders. In this article he shares his viewpoints and discusses, could regional connections pave the way for the hybrid aircrafts.

There clearly is a strong interest for new technological innovations to cover business travel needs, and some infrastructural investments are already underway to accommodate the market entry of hybrid and fully electric aircrafts.

The Absence of Regional Connections

Regional travel remains vibrant, but airlines have redirected connections through major hubs, leaving remote areas underserved. Traditional airlines lack right-sized aircraft to meet the demand from the area and making the routes viable. LYGG’s dynamic asset planning offers a solution today, with hybrid aircraft to enhance connectivity in the future.

Hybrid Aircraft Introduction in 2028

Hybrid aircrafts, set to be introduced starting in 2028 onwards, can improve connectivity between regions and major hubs even further. A hybrid aircraft can take-off from an area smaller than a football field. This adds endless possibilities for runways from parking lots to factory backyards.

Paving the Way Towards Emission Free Aviation

“A hybrid aircraft using both electricity and fuel could be a solution in developing low-emission air travel,” writes Kalevi Rantanen in HelsinginSanomat. That’s very true, with hybrid technology combined with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), CO2 emissions can be reduced by 95 percent compared to flights with traditional jet fuel.

Infrastructural Investments

It’s encouraging to see investments in aviation electrification at Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport and Skellefteå Airport. However, more pioneers are needed. As Pekka Leiviskä in his article pointed, could Vaasa Airport be the next in Finland?

Our Service Today

It doesn’t matter how hyped we are about the technological innovations, we are here to build regional connections meeting our corporate clients needs, today.

Our Swedish team attended the Swedish Business Travel Association, SBTA event, where the market’s message was extremely clear: there is a strong business travel demand without connectivity up in the North.

New Route Development in the North

At LYGG our core business is to develop business travel routes to meet our corporate clients needs. Encouraged by markets messages, we are planning to start a new route for Northern Sweden and Finland, discussions including Sundsvall, Skellefteå, Umeå, Vaasa, and Kokkola-Pietarsaari.

Does your company have travel needs to destination without easy connections? Let’s talk!

Roope Kekäläinen