Brazilian airline Gol to operate 250 electric air taxis by 2025


FILE PHOTO: The logo of Brazilian airline Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA is seen inside an airplane at Augusto Severo International Airport in Natal, Brazil November 23, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

September 21, 2021

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian airline Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes said on Tuesday it has signed an agreement with Avolon to buy or lease 250 electric air taxis.

In a securities filing, Gol said it expects to begin operating model VA-X4 eVTOL, manufactured by UK’s Vertical Aerospace, in 2025. A holding company owned by Gol’s controlling shareholders, Grupo Comporte, will finance the transaction, Gol added.

(Reporting by Tatiana Bautzer, and Louise Heavens)

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