UK Startup Wants to Build 200 Flying Taxi Vertiports in 65 Cities

U.K. startup Urban-Air Port (UAP) announced that it has secured a new investment from Supernal, which was previously the Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group.

The funds will help it build 200 vertiport sites in 65 cities across the globe over the next five years, a press statement reveals.

In September last year, we reported that UAP had partnered with Hyundai to work on improving the world’s lagging flying taxi infrastructure and help launch the world’s first fully operational urban airport (aka vertiport), called Air-One, by early 2022. ..

Now, UAP says it is one step closer to providing the “essential infrastructure” required “to help enable mass adoption of eVTOL aircraft.” The company also confirmed that Air-One will open for public visitation in Coventry City Centre in April in order to showcase its new infrastructure technologies.