Possibility of operating all flights on electricity is being explored and Norway will become the first county in the world to have all electric flights operating in domestic zone including other Scandinavian countries.
Norway has set Year 2040 as the deadline for all electric flights at least the domestic ones.
Chief executive Dag Falk-Peterson of Avinor, the public operator of Norwegian airports said “we think and wish to make all flights lasting up to 1.5 hours electric so that it becomes a solution and not a problem for the environment”.
This way the cost of operating flights will almost be halved resulting in nose diving of ticket price. People will travel more and will have more fun.
Norway is the largest oil and gas producer in Western Europe but is equally focused on transport sector and is a world leader in electric transport.
Falk-Peterson told the media that use of intermediary technologies, such as bio fuels and hybrid fuel would be a challenge. These challenges need to be addressed for making electric flights successful.