For shorter flights, airships can reduce CO2 emissions by up to tenfold.


Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) has announced a series of routes that it aims to service beginning in 2025. The 100-passenger Airlander 10 airship can travel from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca in four and a half hours. According to the business, traveling by airship would take approximately the same amount of time as flying if getting to and from the airport was factored in, but it would leave a considerably lower carbon impact. According to HAV, the CO2 footprint per passenger on their airship would be under 4.5kg, compared to roughly 53kg on a jet airliner.

Approximately 100 firms now operate in the global airship building sector. Airships are employed for military objectives, commercial uses such as advertising, and occasionally for tourism. Around 30-35 airships fly in the United States. However, the industry has enormous development potential.

According to HAV, credible assessments place the airship industry at $50 billion over the next 20 years. We may have faith in HAV since airships offer several advantages.

Airships can carry a huge cargo. They are capable of lifting hundreds of tons of goods. In Germany, an airship concept capable of lifting a record 160 tons was even created in 1996. If something goes wrong on the airship while it is in the air, it will simply crash land. A runway is not required for airships. They may float virtually freely because they are kept in the air by a hydrostatic force.

We may expect that in the near future, little flights will be carried out on airships, while lengthy flights will be carried out on aircraft.