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Malaysia's Capital A to launch flying taxis in Southeast Asia

AirAsia signs lease for at least 100 electric vertical takeoff aircraft

Capital A's flying shuttles will first link central Kuala Lumpur to the international airport, reducing the hourlong trip by car to 17 minutes. (Photo courtesy of Capital A)

SINGAPORE -- Capital A, the parent of Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia, has taken the first step toward bringing flying taxis to the masses in Southeast Asia while taking another leap toward transforming its brand.

"Urban Air Mobility is a new concept, therefore the focus is on creating and enabling an ecosystem and the building blocks for future development and growth," said Ling Liong Tien, chief safety officer at AirAsia.

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