AirAsia Leases At least 100 Flying Taxi and Launches Air Ride Sharing Service


AirAsia Air Group announces plans for low-cost air ride sharing services in Southeast Asia on Wednesday after signing a non-binding agreement with Avolon, the lessor of at least 100 Vertical Aerospace VX4 electric vehicles. did.

Tony Fernandez, CEO of AirAsia’s parent company Capital A, said the flight could begin by 2025 and Malaysia and Singapore regulators are far more than Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. He said he was likely to approve the flight promptly.

He said the AirRide Sharing service can be booked from AirAsia’s mobile app and is offered at an affordable price, just as low-cost carriers do on regular flights.

“I don’t want this to be an exclusive product,” Fernandez told reporters. “Everyone wants to be able to use this product.”

Abolon ordered 500 VX4 aircraft from Vertical Aerospace last year and has since launched 90% of the aircraft to AirAsia, Japan Airlines, Brazil’s Gol and Guru Pocomporte.

The four-seater, one-pilot VX4 is expected to have a range of over 100 miles (160 km), and the number of entrants to the Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) sector is increasing.

Domunal Slutary, CEO of Abolon, who is also chairman of Vertical Aerospace, said the first VX4 test flight will begin in April.

Chen Lin

Reuters

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