By Chris Stonor
Skyports, “a world-leading vertiport owner and operator” and SEA Milan Airports, a primary airport operator in Europe, have recently signed a partnership agreement to explore the development and operation of a network of vertiports across Italy, reports a press release.
Beginning with Milan, where SEA manages Milan Malpensa and Milan Linate airports, the collaboration will enable Skyports and SEA Group to investigate the distribution “of vehicle-agnostic, scalable and cost effective vertiports across the city and the surrounding region.” SEA is committed to the deployment of advanced air mobility (AAM) as a core component of its sustainability strategy.
The release says, “The partners have identified several use-cases for advanced air mobility, which could see commercial operations being established in time for when the Milano Cortina 2026 Winter Olympics take place.”
Duncan Walker, CEO and Founder of Skyports, commented, “Milan is a central business hub for Italy’s northern region which makes it an attractive market for advanced air mobility applications. Our plans are to have a number of operational vertiports across Italy by the mid-2020s in time for the 2026 Winter Olympics. SEA Milano is the ideal partner for delivering on our strategy in Italy.”
Armando Brunini CEO of SEA Milan Airports added,“Collaborating with Skyports will accelerate SEA’s capability to deploy a network of vertiports, starting from greater Milan.”
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