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JAL aims to launch flying car business in fiscal 2025

Rival ANA also eyes new market as Japan government works on safety rules

A prototype of a two-seater drone by Volocopter, a German startup in which JAL invested in 2020. (Photo courtesy of Volocopter)

TOKYO -- Japan Airlines plans to enter the flying car business in fiscal year 2025, Nikkei has learned.

The airline will start a passenger transportation service connecting airports and tourist destinations in Mie Prefecture, among other areas. It plans to develop the business into one that can carry people around various locations as a taxi does.

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