First international electric flights to take off from Maastricht

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Maastricht Aachen Airport (MAA) is set to be one of the regional airports to host the first publicly accessible electric-powered international flights in Europe.

The Limburg airport is a partner in the Electrifly sustainable aviation project, together with airports in Aachen, Liège, ASL group and Chinese electric car company NIO.

In July and August, passengers can book a flight in the Pipistrel Velis Electro, a certified electric plane, to fly to Aachen in Germany and Liège in Belgium.

The plane only has room for one passenger and the pilot and can stay aloft for about an hour, “depending on the weather”, project leader Mark Maas told

To be on the safe side flights to the chosen destinations only take about half an hour, covering a distance of up to just 40 kilometres. Ticket prices are between €120 and €160.

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