Seoul to trial air taxi flights amid South Korea’s UAM push
Efforts to prepare for urban air mobility (UAM) services in South Korea will be accelerating this year, as officials in Seoul plan the launch of a two-phase series of air taxi trails in and around the capital.
According to information reported in the English-language Korean Times, the municipal government of Seoul is readying a two-step approach to testing UAM vehicles and facilities in the city ahead of the expected introduction of air taxi services in 2025.
The initial round will focus on an envisioned route for regular short-hop flights between the capital’s main financial district of Yeouido on the Han river, and the popular Jamsil district about 10 kilometers to the west. A series of wider-ranging paths will be examined after that.
South Korea’s national government has repeatedly stated its intention to incorporate battery-powered craft as both air taxis and longer-distance UAM service providers in an effort to…