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Rome Plans Electric Air-Taxi Service Ahead of 2025 Vatican Jubilee

Volocopter’s first crewed electric Volocity vehicle test flight in Rome, Italy, on Oct. 6.

Volocopter’s first crewed electric Volocity vehicle test flight in Rome, Italy, on Oct. 6.

Source: Aeroporti di Roma
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Rome plans to offer travelers the chance to bypass its famously crippling traffic by flying in air taxis directly from the city center.

The goal is to have the service up and running in 2024, ahead of a year-long Vatican celebration the following year known as Jubilee. A ride from the central Termini rail station, where the air taxi terminal could be located, to Fiumicino airport would take around 20 minutes, compared with as much as an hour by road.