Archer Aviation United Airways Air Taxi in Chicago
Archer Aviation, United Airlines Establishing Air Taxi Route in Chicago
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Today, Archer Aviation and United Airlines announced plans to launch Chicago’s first air taxi route. The route will be situated between O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Vertiport Chicago, the largest vertical aircraft take off and landing facility in the nation. This location was chosen as a result of the convenience, access and service it offers. Passengers will be able to travel to and from ORD using Archer’s Midnight aircraft in around 10 minutes, a trip that can take over an hour by car.
The two companies intend for their UAM network to provide Chicago residents and visitors with a safe, renewable, quiet, and cost-competitive alternative to ground transportation starting in 2025. As the country’s third most populous city, Chicago is a unique location for Archer and United to build out. Early launch routes will be focused on airport to city…