Wing drone delivery in Ireland planned to rival local hero Manna
Google’s corporate cousin Wing is preparing to initiate drone delivery services in Ireland with trial flights planned to begin in November.
The move to carefully ease into aerial activity in Ireland comes at a time when Alphabet-owned Wing has started expanding its operations around the world. In statements to various media outlets, Wing said it would conduct a “limited drone delivery demonstration” in an unnamed municipality in the Dublin area, calling it “a first step” toward launching full service in Ireland.
Wing’s decision to select Ireland as its next market was doubtless inspired by the fast growth – and early domination – of local drone delivery hero Manna Aero. Founded in 2018 by serial entrepreneur Bobby Healy, Manna has already transported over 100,000 orders to customers in two Irish areas, and plans to announce a new location soon that could quadruple potential homes served.
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