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AirAsia, Skyports Consider Malaysian Airports for Flying Taxis

  • Duo will scout for potential vertiport sites in Kuala Lumpur
  • Interest in eVTOLs is growing as a transport option in cities
A Vertical VX4 eVTOL flying taxi.
A Vertical VX4 eVTOL flying taxi.Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg
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AirAsia Aviation Group Ltd. and the UK’s Skyports Ltd. will jointly explore building landing sites for flying taxis in Malaysia, as tycoon Tony Fernandes looks to expand into the urban air mobility business. 

Capital A Bhd.’s budget carrier signed an agreement with Skyports to study ground infrastructure and scout potential sites for vertical take-off and landing stations, known as vertiports. The one-year pact will initially focus on building facilities in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur, the companies said in a statement Thursday.