Urban air mobility developer Volocopter is now offering reservations for electric air taxi flights. The VoloFirst ticket costs €300 ($348), and can be reserved on the Volocopter Reservation Platform with a 10 percent deposit. There are only 1,000 presale reservations available for a limited time.
The announcement follows Volocopter’s successful demonstration flights in Stuttgart, Germany; at Helsinki’s international airport in Finland, and over Singapore’s Marina Bay.
“Based on our public test flights and regulatory achievement record, we have paved the way to make electric flight in cities common in just a few years. With the start of reservations, we now invite our supporters and innovators around the world to join us and be amongst the first to experience this new and exciting form of mobility,” said Volocopter CEO Florian Reuter.
“While the final certification for air taxis is still pending, we do have a detailed realistic timeline to launch commercial VoloCity flights in the next two to three years. Moreover, those who reserve now can receive the latest updates about our progress and the commercial launch plan,” said Volocopter’s chief commercial officer Christian Bauer.
Volocopter is working with cities and partners globally to make battery powered air taxis a reality – including regulatory bodies, infrastructure developers, and flight traffic management providers.
Volocopter has already made several piloted and unpiloted flights across the world. It is the only eVTOL focused aerospace company to receive Design Organization Approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency.