An international firm named Volocopter, which provides air taxi services is currently talking with Philippine officials to bring their service to the country.
Based in Germany, Volocopter’s Singaporean arm recently met with Secretary Alfredo Pascual of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Ivan John Uy of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to talk about how they can provide special helicopters for hire in the country.
As per Volocopter, the goal is to use its air taxi service to help “alleviate the country’s congestion issues”, which is still a big problem in local roads, and to also build “sightseeing routes for tourists.”
Also part of the meeting is Ramon Garcia Jr. of the DFNN, who could be Volocopter’s local partner as it arrives in the Philippines.
“We look forward to continuing our conversations with the delegates by forging a strong partnership that will also enable us to bring urban air mobility to life in the Philippines!,” says the air taxi company.
No word yet when will the service will be available, but it surely wouldn’t be cheap. A similar service from a company called Ascent was launched in 2019 that had a starting price of Php6,900 (Makati to BGC).