24. September 2020, 06:33 Uhr | Heinz Arnold
A cab flight with the Volocopter costs 300 Euro and can be reserved for 30 Euro. The first commercial flights could take place in three years.
The number of reservations for the first VoloFirst tickets is limited to 1000 in total. They are available worldwide through the Volocopter reservation platform for a limited time.
Volocopter announces the reservations after a series of successful flights in Stuttgart, Helsinki International Airport and via Singapore's Marina Bay. "The dream of electric flying in city centers will be part of everyday life in just a few years. Our public test flights with international certifications are proof of this. We now invite our fans to become pioneers and be among the first to experience this new form of mobility soon," says Volocopter CEO Florian Reuter.
The ticker entitles to a flight lasting about 15 minutes, the first flights are planned within the first year after the commercial launch. In addition, the first pilots will receive a video of their flight and a personalized certificate in a limited edition.
"While the final approval for flight cabs is still pending, we are already implementing our realistic schedule for the start of commercial VoloCity flights within the next two to three years. In addition, those who book now can receive the latest updates on our progress and commercial launch schedule", says Christian Bauer, Chief Commercial Officer of Volocopter.
Volocopter describes itself as the only aerospace company that develops electrically powered VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing, aslo vertical take-off and landing aircraft) while holding a design organization approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The company works closely with regulatory authorities, cities, infrastructure developers and air traffic management system providers worldwide to realize the vision of battery-powered air cabs in a timely manner.
The company is preparing for market entry within the next two to three years. This would make Volocopter the first electric air cab company in the world to win paying customers. A model of the VoloCity will be on display at the Greentech Festival in Berlin, the platform for innovators who seek rapid technical, economic and social change for greater sustainability.