South Korea’s Jeju Island is preparing to introduce air taxi service by 2025, a first step in the popular tourist destination’s plans to make urban air mobility (UAM) services a routine transport option around the vacation hot spot.

Plans to roll out air taxi and future UAM services were reported by The Korean Herald, which detailed initial operations using coastal routes between three heavily frequented locations on Jeju. Administrated as a Special Self-Governing Province, Jeju wants to become the first region of South Korea to introduce electric next-generation air transport.

The project involves local authorities, South Korean aviation company Kencoa Aerospace, and the Jeju Free International City Development Center (JDC). 

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The first route in the island’s planned UAM network will operate air taxis between Jeju International Airport on…