African national flag carrier Kenya Airways says it will continue diversifying its activity and income sources by rolling out air taxi services in 2025 – part of its efforts to develop next-generation urban air mobility (UAM) operations.
Kenya Airways CEO Allan Kilavuka said the company plans on testing air taxi flights in 2025, and hopes to initiate passenger service the same year or soon after. The activity will be overseen by its Fahari Aviation affiliate, which it launched as a dedicated unit for electric powered UAM activity. Initially Fahari focused on smaller drones, providing training and customer services in surveillance, agricultural, and surveying missions. Now it will be tasked with navigating Kenya Airways into the UAM future with air taxis.
“We are working on a future, 2025 onwards to see how we can support urban mobility,” Kilavuka said. “We are working to see how we can support urban air mobility.”
Once aircraft development and…