Melbourne picked as first city outside US for Uber Air flying taxi service

by admin June 12, 2019 at 2:52 pm

Uber on Tuesday added Melbourne, Australia, to the list of cities the company is looking to launch a flying taxi service in. It’s the first non-U.S. city on the list, which also includes Dallas, Texas, and Los Angeles, California.

The service, to be called Uber Air and run by the Uber Elevate division, will rely on small electric aircraft capable of vertical takeoff and landing. These aircraft would travel between dedicated landing sites known as Skyports, where Uber cars will be waiting to take passengers to their final destination.