The harsh reality when it comes to decarbonising the aviation sector is that it will initially cost more than doing nothing. That being said, it’s a transition that needs to be made in order to rebuild the industry for a low-carbon future.
It’s for that exact reason easyJet is calling for government support when it comes to offering carbon-free flights, such as those powered by hydrogen. At least that was a key message from Captain David Morgan, Director of Flight Operations at easyJet, when he recently sat down with H2 View.
“We have to make sure that airlines, such as easyJet, that are prepared to do the right thing and go down the decarbonisation path are not disadvantaged,” he said. “It would be unthinkable to imagine that if we were to go down the hydrogen route and become carbon-free, that it would initially cost us more than a competitor that decides to sit back and do nothing.”
It’s no secret that easyJet is highly interested in hydrogen when it comes to the future of air travel, and the low-cost airline is now making great headways in the space, with hydrogen become a key focus – both for Captain Morgan and the wider company.
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