Some of you may have heard of the AirAsia air taxi service, so here are some new updates about the potential transportation service. According to sources, the air taxi service will start from the KLIA to KL City back and forth.
You may not believe it but sources also say that it only takes 17 minutes for the air taxi to reach its destination. Moreover, the fee is expected to be below $50 (~RM210) per person and only a maximum of four passengers can board the air taxi. But before that happens, certificates and specialised rules, as well as a landing and parking zone will be required.
AirAsia signed a memorandum of understanding with Avolon, an Irish leasing company back in February this year to lease around 100 VX4 all-electric vertical take-offs and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. They are aiming to deliver the aircraft in 2025.
So far, American and Japanese Airlines have also invested in the electric VTOL aircraft from Avolon. Southeast Asia is now catching up and according to Capital A CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandas, the goal of this is "to get the VX4 to fly all over Southeast Asia".
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