Berlin, 16 September 2020 — At Greentech Festival in Berlin today, Volocopter, the pioneer of Urban Air Mobility (UAM), announced that the world’s first public sale for electrical air taxi flight reservations has started. Effective immediately, Volocopter fans world-wide can reserve their tickets online and be amongst the very first to take this new form of mobility. The VoloFirst costs €300 and can be reserved with a 10% deposit. There are only 1000 presale reservations available for a limited time.
The announcement follows Volocopter’s successful demonstration flights in Stuttgart, at Helsinki’s international airport, 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.
The reservations for the first VoloCity flights are available world-wide on the Volocopter Reservation Platform.
Anxious to fly on a Volocopter electric air taxi? You can now reserve your place in line.
eVtol news also informed of the announcement, “Volocopter announced on Sept. 16 that it is selling 15-minute flights on its VoloCity eVTOL, to be scheduled within the first 12 months of the aircraft’s commercial launch (the timing of which is yet to be determined). These piloted “VoloFirst” rides cost €300 (around US$355) but can be reserved with a 10% deposit on Volocopter’s online reservations platform.
Volocopter has already conducted multiple crewed demonstrations with its Volocopter 2X and earlier prototypes, including a two-minute flight around Singapore’s Marina Bay in October 2019. The company is also the first eVTOL startup to have received Design Organization Approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which will help streamline the certification process for the production VoloCity model.
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