South Korean aircraft developer Plana doesn’t plan to introduce its first air taxi  for a few years yet, but it’s already initiating work to create what it says will be Asia’s first international corridor for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) flights between its domestic market and Japan.

Plana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Osaka-based vertiport development and management company SkyScape Japan to prepare eVTOL flights between the archipelago and South Korea. In addition to what would be very long trips between cities in the two countries – 718-plus miles between their capitals, for starters – the accord also foresees developing a range of shorter-distance advanced air mobility (AAM) services within both nations. 

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Though the partners say the resulting international corridor would be the first in Asia for