NEOM, the smart and sustainable regional development in northwest Saudi Arabia and Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility, have established a joint venture (JV) company to design, implement, and operate the world’s first bespoke public vertical mobility system in NEOM.
Air taxi and vertical logistics services will be fully integrated with the overall multi-modal and zero-emission public transit system in NEOM. The JV will be the sole operator of initial public transit routes across NEOM, while enabling an open eVTOL (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) ecosystem for vertical mobility services including logistics, emergency response, and tourism.
NEOM has placed a confirmed order of 15 Volocopter aircraft to commence initial flight operations within the next two to three years.
eVTOLs are a crucial component of NEOM’s mobility mission, enabling transportation of people and goods without extensive surface infrastructure. Vertical mobility services will connect NEOM’s core urban development THE LINE, reimagined industrial city OXAGON and other regional destinations, avoiding extensive road construction and thus protecting its unique natural environment.
NEOM is implementing the first truly sustainable and seamlessly connected mobility system powered by 100 per cent renewable energy, deploying zero-emission vehicles across all urban and regional mobility modes.