10 June 2020
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will expand its involvement in hyperloop by continuing the
partnership with Dutch hyperloop, and EIT InnoEnergy supported, company Hardt Hyperloop,
that was first announced in 2018. Since then, the parties have conducted a joint study,
that shows hyperloop can play a major role in Schiphol becoming the envisioned sustainable multi-modal hub.
The study predicts that hyperloop can substitute up to 12.5 million of the passengers that will travel through
Schiphol by 2050.
The partners have released a joint study that shows how hyperloop can emerge as a new sustainable
mode of high-speed travel and shows hyperloop can replace a share of Schiphol’s short-haul flights in
2050. The study proposes an initial network that connects Schiphol with the main neighboring airports
of Germany, Belgium, France and the UK that currently have direct flight connections. Hardt projects
that by 2050, up to 73 million people will be flying between the major cities in this network. According
to the study, hyperloop would be able to substitute up to 12.5 million of the passengers that will travel
through Schiphol by 2050.
“The aviation industry has found itself in an unprecedented situation. The recovery will take years, but
continuing to invest in innovation and sustainability has great significance. We feel it's important to
participate in any promising mobility-related developments to meet the demand for sustainable
transport in the future. I am proud we’ve partnered with Hardt to review hyperloop opportunities for a
multi-modal hub” says Hassan Charaf, head of innovation at Royal Schiphol Group.
Substituting short-haul flights with hyperloop will free up capacity, which will be utilized to maintain
Schiphol’s role as a leading European airport hub