Air Nostrum has just revealed that the airline has the intention of introducing up to ten Airlander 10 airships in its fleet. The company has said in an official statement that if the project goes ahead the airships will arrive at its Valencia base over a period of five years.
The move to airships forms part of the sustainability drive put in act at Air Nostrum with the airline eyeing to debut Airlander 10 operations in 2026. The airship is built by British company Hybrid Air Vehicles. The design and concept has been around for years but very little progress has been achieved. The Air Nostrum news comes as a huge surprise. HAV claims that the Airlander 10 emits 90% less carbon than usual short-haul aircraft.
Maltese Mel Air is a subsidiary of Air Nostrum. Will Malta’s Mel Air also fly the airship in the years to come?