It is quite obvious that in the near future there will be whole fleets of flying cars, but starting next month, taxi-helicopters - Uber Copter - will begin to run over New York.
A trip, or rather a flight, can be ordered using the Uber app on the still only route from Lower Manhattan to the international airport. Kennedy, where passengers will fly in 8 minutes. The service will only be available to top tier Platinum and Diamond users.
The pricing system assumes that the cost of a trip will vary based on demand, with an average cost of a trip between $ 200 and $ 225 per passenger. According to the head of Uber Elevate - Eric Ellison, "in such a journey, we see the opportunity to save a huge amount of time."
Seats in five-seater helicopters can be booked five days before the flight. The service will be provided by a Heliflite charter service.
Testing of Uber's own flying taxis is scheduled for 2020 ahead of scheduled flights to Dallas and Los Angeles in 2023.