Azul Airlines intends to fly Brazilians to the coast by air taxi

Azul's goal is to take Brazilians to the beach by flying car by 2026.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The company has an agreement with German startup Lilium that foresees the delivery of 220 electric landing vehicles - popularly called flying cars - at a cost of US$1 billion.

"How often have people taken 5 or 6 hours to reach the coast at the end of the year? If we can offer a vehicle that is 70% cheaper than a helicopter, that doesn't burn carbon, and that will connect even more cities in Brazil, we won't think twice to close the deal," said Azul's CEO John Rodgerson.

"Instead of wasting 6 hours in . . .

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