Air taxis to fly between Abu Dhabi & Dubai by early 2026

Dubai Web Desk

DUBAI, UAE: Joby Aviation, a US-based Company developing electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for commercial passenger service, is expected to start operations of air taxis between Abu Dhabi and Dubai by 2025 or early 2026, cutting travel time between the two Emirates to just 30 minutes.

In February 2024, Joby Aviation announced a signing agreement with Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) to launch air taxi services in the Emirate by early 2026.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Joby Aviation JoeBen Bevirt told Khaleej Times that “Our aircraft will be able to fly between Abu Dhabi and Dubai in 30 to 35 minutes”.

During a Panel Discussion at DRIFTx held at the iconic Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, JoeBen Bevirt noted that the momentum seen in the UAE regarding creating infrastructure and certifying autonomous aircraft has been fantastic.

“The UAE has been able to expedite moves on building critical infrastructure,” JoeBen Bevirt said and underlined that safety and noise control have been key considerations for Joby Aviation.