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Paris 2023: Volocopter and Group ADP confirm first UAM routes for 2024

Volocopter and Groupe ADP have confirmed the first UAM routes for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

“The partners will start with three connection routes and two tourist round trip flights, with several aircraft,” said a joint company press release.

“Connection routes:

  1. Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport-Paris-Le Bourget airport; integrating successfully into the skies of Europe’s busiest airport
  2. Vertiport of Austerlitz barge-Paris Heliport, integrating a connection over the densely populated urban area of Paris
  3. Paris Heliport-Airfield of Saint-Cyr-l’École (Versailles); validating the route potential for tourism use cases

Tourist round trip flights will be offered from:

  1. Paris Heliport
  2. Paris Le Bourget

“Operations in Paris will begin from five vertiports and will gradually grow to cover the whole Paris region over the next decade. VoloCity aircraft, which have capacity for one pilot and one passenger, will be flying at heights below 500m and will not be audible from ground level in urban environments,” said the press release.

“Vertiport construction will start over the course of the summer, and by September at the latest, and be in full swing at the end of 2024. The five vertiports in Paris have a development schedule that allows for commercial launch in summer 2024. A special vertiport will be located on the Austerlitz barge on the Seine river, with strong support from the Paris Region. This month, an environmental impact study was submitted to the Environmental Authority, and will be followed by a public acceptance survey in the second half of 2023. These will form the basis for starting construction of the vertiport early next year.

“Each vertiport will feature passenger terminals, with one to 3threetakeoff and landing spots, and integrate the learnings from the Pontoise testbed. More than 1,000 visitors have come to see dozens of flights and other tests that have been executed in Pontoise over the past 18 months…The general public will be able to book flights for the summer of 2024. Subscribers to the Volocopter channels will be the first to learn about booking opportunities, which will be revealed in the second half of 2023.

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