‘World’s first’ flying taxi could start ferrying passengers from 2027

The new flying taxi is set to transform the regional travel market (Picture: AeroMobil)

This is the world’s ‘first flying taxi’ – half supercar, half light aircraft vehicle, and you may one day get to ride it.

You’ll have to wait until at least 2027 though, and it’s designed for long-distance travel between major cities.

The AM NEXT is Slovakian engineering company AeroMobil’s second model and is the world’s first production flying taxi.

It is able to transform between supercar and aircraft in under two minutes.

According to AeroMobil, passengers will be able to enjoy ‘door-to-door single-seat convenience and comfort, to work, rest and play’.

There are no details yet about the price passengers will be charged to ride the taxi or the overall cost of buying it.

The AM NEXT is a follow up to AeroMobil’s 4.0 flying car which was released in June 2017 and was unveiled at the International Paris Air Show.

The 4.0 model can fly at speeds of up to 223mph and can travel up to 99mph on the road.

AeroMobil has unveiled the world’s first four-seater flying taxi (Picture: AeroMobil
The vehicle is half supercar half light aircraft (Picture: AeroMobil)
No details have been revealed yet about the price of the flying taxi (Picture: AeroMobil)

If the AM NEXT replicates this speed, people would be to travel between London and Manchester in 1 hour and 10 minutes, between London and Birmingham in 43 minutes and London and Leeds in 1 hour and 13 minutes.

Talking about the new model, Patrick Hessel, CEO of AeroMobil said: ‘We are excited to announce the second revolutionary model of AeroMobil’s true flying car. 

‘Following AM4.0, the world’s first production flying car, AM NEXT will disrupt and democratise the regional travel market. 

‘It will provide a better, and in many cases previously unavailable, solution to trips in the 100 to 500 mile range.

The flying taxi will transport passengers between major cities in the 100-500 mile range (Picture: AeroMobil)
Passengers will be able to enjoy ‘door-to-door single-seat convenience and comfort, to work, rest, play’ (Picture: AeroMobil)
The CEO of AeroMobil said the new model will disrupt and democratise the regional travel market (Picture: AeroMobil)

‘AeroMobil will leverage AM4.0’s proof of concept of engineering and regulation, and its premium branding, into AM NEXT’s mass-market aerial ride-hailing service.

‘Coinciding with the announcement of AM NEXT, we are touring the prototype 2-seater AM4.0 flying car in the United States, with public viewing and with private appointments for investors, buyers and operators.’

The AeroMobil 4.0 will be at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles between March 22 and 29.

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