Flying taxi startup Lilium will set up its first U.S. hub near Orlando.
Munich-based Lilium said its first U.S. Vertiport would be at Lake Nona, a futuristic smart city being built near Orlando International Airport by the Tavistock Development Group.
Its five-seater Lilium Jet has undergone flight tests and, if approved for service, would offer travelers a way to skip traffic and quickly reach their destinations for around the cost of an Uber, said Chief Operating Officer Remo Gerber.
“It’s a hundred times safer than helicopters. Pricing is five to 10 times cheaper,” Gerber told Reuters in an interview.
The hub will start operations in 2025.