Study questions air taxi cost structures, passenger prices
A main selling point of companies developing next-generation electric aircraft is that the nearing launch of air taxis will not only provide passengers faster commute times across cities or to airports than current ground transportation, but also offer those services at costs close to those of regular cabs. A recent study, however, raises questions about what those prices will actually involve.
The information comes from the summary of a paper published earlier this month by aviation sector information and analysis site Leeham News – specifically its blog written by former Swedish fighter pilot and aeronautical engineer Bjorn Fehrm. The precis offers the broad strokes of a subscription deep dive detailing what the cost structures will look like for air taxi companies when they are expected to begin operation later this decade – possibly as early as 2024.
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