At a price of 300 euros, Volocopter offers sightseeing flights with so-called electric air taxis. According to its own information, these are the world's first commercial flights. These are carried out during the Greentech Festival in Berlin. Initially, 1.000 tickets are available.
Volocopter announces the reservations after a number of successful flights in Stuttgart, Helsinki International Airport and via Singapore's Marina Bay. “The dream of electric flying in city centers will be everyday life in just a few years. Our public test flights with international approvals are proof of this. We are now inviting our fans to become pioneers and to be among the first to be able to experience this new form of mobility soon, ”says Volocopter CEO Florian Reuter. Tickets for the first VoloCity flights are available worldwide for a limited time via the Volocopter reservation platform.
“While the final approval for air taxis is still pending, we are already implementing our realistic schedule for the start of commercial VoloCity flights in the next 2-3 years. Additionally, those who reserve now can get the latest updates on our progress and the commercial launch plan, ”said Christian Bauer, Volocopter's Chief Commercial Officer.
In 2011, Volocopter wrote aviation history for the first time with its “Yogaball flight”. Since then, Volocopter has repeatedly demonstrated its technological competence in piloted and remote-controlled flights around the world. It is the only aerospace company that develops electrically powered VTOL (= Vertical Take-Off and Landing) and at the same time holds a license as a development company from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Volocopter works closely with regulators, cities, infrastructure developers and air traffic management system providers around the world in order to realize the vision of battery-powered air taxis in a timely manner. The company is preparing to enter the market within the next 2-3 years. This makes Volocopter the first electric air taxi company in the world that already has paying customers.