Airline Transavia is investing in the electric flying start-up FlyWithLucy. It is unknown how much money Transavia is investing in the new airline, which will offer its first electric flights from Eindhoven airport in 2025.
This still concerns aircraft for a few people with a range of approximately 250 kilometres.
“In the first phase, electric flying is aimed at the business traveller. But, thanks to the partnership with Transavia, we can also offer electric flights to holiday destinations at an accelerated pace.
By 2030 we will have the technology to take over parts of routes from existing airlines”, says Lucy founder Teun Kraaij. At Eindhoven airport, “a completely new ecosystem of universities, start-ups, corporates and aircraft manufacturers are joining forces”.
Transavia says that it now mainly concerns the investment and the exchange of knowledge and does not yet want to say whether further agreements have been made about the use of each other’s services.