Travelers flying with Delta Airlines will soon have access to electric airplane taxis that would transport them to and from airports.
The faster, more efficient way to get to the airport will be available to customers through the airline’s new partnership with Joby Aviation, allowing passengers to book seats on their electric aircraft.
Joby’s plane is designed for “fast, quiet and sustainable travel in and around cities,” the airline says, adding that it has flown more than 1,000 test flights to demonstrate its range, speed, altitude and low noise profile.
according to a Delta press release With the announcement of the partnership, the service will be available in New York and Los Angeles over the next few years.
“Delta has made an upfront investment of $60 million in Joby, with the opportunity to increase the total investment up to $200 million if the partners meet significant milestones in the development and delivery of the service,” said the enterprise.
In a statement from Delta CEO Ed Bastian, he said the partnership is the airline’s latest opportunity to “lead the future,” noting that Joby offers a “time-saving, premium, one-of-a-kind home airport solution.” .
“Delta always looks ahead and seizes opportunities to lead the future, and in Joby we have found a partner who shares our pioneering spirit and commitment to delivering innovative, seamless experiences that are better for our customers, their travels and our world.” are.” said Bastian.
“This is a game-changing opportunity for Delta to deliver a time-saving, premium, premium home-to-airport solution for customers in key markets where we have been investing and innovating for many years.”
According to Delta, the option to reserve a seat on the short-haul, zero-emission electric aircraft will be available when booking Delta flights through New York and Los Angeles.
The new airport transportation option comes after Joby became the first eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) company to receive a G-1 (Level 4) certification base for its aircraft from the FAA after more than 1,000 test flights.
It also recently received its Part 135 Air Carrier certification.
After commercial launch, the partnership will be “mutually exclusive for five years in the US and UK,” according to Delta, which notes there is “potential to extend that period.”
https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-news/passengers-will-soon-be-able-to-use-electric-aircrafts-to-get-to-and-from-airports-42066126.html Passengers will soon be able to use electric planes to get to and from airports