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Indigo plans Delhi-Gurgaon Air Taxi service by 2026

The flight time is expected to be just 7 minutes and could cost around Rs 2,000-3,000.

InterGlobe Enterprises, the parent company of Indigo, is collaborating with US-based Archer Aviation to launch an all-electric air taxi service in India by 2026.

Indigo will operate the air taxis between Connaught Place in Delhi and Gurgaon in Haryana. The flight time is expected to be just 7 minutes and could cost around Rs 2,000-3,000. By road, it takes about 90 minutes to cover the 27 km distance and would cost about Rs 1500.

Archer Aviation will supply 200 electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft at a cost of US$ 1 billion. These can carry up to 4 passengers besides the pilot. The aircraft is powered by six battery packs, which can be charged in 30-40 minutes. 

The FAA certification process for Archer's 5-seater Midnight eVTOL aircraft is currently in an advanced stage. It is expected to receive its certification next year, following which, the company will initiate the process for certification by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).  

In addition to Delhi, Indigo and Archer Aviation also plan to launch their air taxi services in Mumbai and Bangalore.

Source: NDTV

 
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