Maastricht Aachen Airport has joined the Power Up initiative, a partnership between Eindhoven Airport, Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Groningen Airport Eelde.

In this way, the airports gain knowledge about performing scheduled flights with electric aircraft.

"For now, it is particularly important to investigate what electric flying means for airports," said CEO Jos Roeven of Maastricht Aachen Airport on Tuesday.

According to Roeven, it is unique for the Netherlands that four regional airports have now joined forces.

"We are pleased that Maastricht Aachen Airport is also connecting at such an early stage," says CEO Roel Hellemons of Eindhoven Airport.

The airports will first experiment with small aircraft that can fit four to nine people and hope to be able to operate the first electric passenger flights between Dutch airports within five years.

The aim is to eventually build a European network of electric flights.

"This connection of the regions makes it very interesting for us as a regional airport to participate in this trial," says Roeven.

"Various Limburg parties have long expressed the wish for a connection with an international hub abroad. There, electric flying offers opportunities in the future."

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