Archer, United announce Manhattan-Newark Airport air taxi service
California-based air taxi plane developer Archer Aviation has announced the first airport-to-city-center route it intends to operate beginning in 2025, connecting Manhattan and the Newark Liberty International Airport hub of the company’s shareholder and strategic partner United Airlines.
Archer calls its planned flight path between New York City and the Newark airport the first specified route thus far announced by a future air taxi operator. It says the service will use the existing infrastructure of the Downtown Manhattan Heliport located just above Battery Park for flights to and from Newark – an estimated 10-minute aerial trip that can take between 40 to over 60 minutes using the 14 miles of often clogged roadways.
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Working in partnership with United to quickly transport the airline’s arriving and departing clients between the two vertiports, Archer plans to use…