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Japan Airlines books seats on British and German flying cars

Japanese carrier plans to launch business at Expo 2025 in Osaka

Japan Airlines hopes to offer flying car transportation at the World Expo in Osaka in 2025 and elsewhere. (Illustration courtesy of JAL)

TOKYO -- Japan Airlines has partnered with Irish aircraft leasing company Avolon Holdings to launch a flying car business in Japan.

Under the terms of the deal, JAL will have the right to purchase or lease up to 50 eVTOL, or electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. The machines are being developed by U.K.-based Vertical Aerospace Group.

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