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Paris Plans Electric Flying Taxi Routes in Time for Olympics

  • France is planning to develop two routes near capital region
  • Volocopter, Airbus, Lilium among participating companies
The Volocopter GmbH 2X electric air taxi.

The Volocopter GmbH 2X electric air taxi.

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

France will begin testing electric air taxis in coming months at a hub outside Paris with the goal of having two dedicated flight paths to ferry passengers in time for the 2024 summer Olympics. 

One route would link Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Le Bourget airports and the other would be between two suburbs southwest of the French capital, according to a statement Thursday from Aeroports de Paris.