InterGlobe Enterprises, a prominent player in India’s travel and hospitality sector, has partnered with Archer Aviation to launch an all-electric air taxi service in India by 2026.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by Rahul Bhatia, Group Managing Director of InterGlobe, and Nikhil Goel, Chief Commercial Officer of Archer, outlines plans to provide a sustainable and efficient urban mobility solution. The proposed partnership aims to operate Archer’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, initially connecting Delhi’s Connaught Place to Gurugram in just 7 minutes, compared to the 60-90 minute road journey.
The collaboration extends beyond urban air taxi services, with an intention to explore applications in cargo, logistics, medical services, and private charters. Select in-country business partners will be engaged to manage aircraft operations, finance vertiport infrastructure, and facilitate pilot training. Financing the acquisition of up to 200 of Archer’s Midnight aircraft for operations in India is also part of the strategic plan.
Archer’s Midnight aircraft, a four-passenger eVTOL, is designed for rapid back-to-back flights with minimal charge time between them. The collaboration aligns with India’s growing focus on sustainable transportation, aiming to revolutionize mobility while addressing congestion challenges in major cities. The partnership signals a transformative step toward a futuristic and environmentally conscious transportation solution for India.