Lygg Launches 'Door-to-door' Charter App in Europe

 - June 30, 2022, 12:42 PM

Lygg recently launched its door-to-door transportation app and platform for travel within Europe, using per-seat charter at the solution’s core and commencing with scheduled flights on Pilatus PC-12s linking Frankfurt-Eglesbach Airport in Germany with Berlin, Paris, and Bruges, Belgium. Passengers are currently limited to employees of a pair of undisclosed major companies using Lygg on a trial basis, co-founders Roope Kekalaninen, CEO, and Jari-Jussi Viinikkala, CFO, told AIN this week. But discussions with additional prospects are in progress, they said.

“We're starting with corporations to get a solid customer base; then we’ll invite individual consumers to book flights next year,” Kekalaninen said.

A true door-to-door service, “customers just type in their departure address and destination address,” along with when they want to leave, and the app arranges and manages the entire trip seamlessly, with an emphasis on reducing carbon emissions. Intra-Europe flights will primarily use turboprop aircraft, with per-seat costs of transportation estimated at €525 ($550) for a one-hour flight; €630 for 1.5-hour flights; and €735 for two hours.

On the supply side, Finland-based Lygg reports operator enthusiasm for providing appropriately priced aircraft in exchange for large blocks of guaranteed charter time. As electric propulsion, eVTOLs, and other sustainable technologies come online, Lygg sees opportunities in its platform to deliver fully sustainable, net-zero transportation solutions globally.