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Japan's top parking lot operator to open flying car base in 2025

Park24 to turn an existing Kansai lot into landing space for World Expo

An image of parking lots for flying cars (Photo courtesy of Park24 and Skyports)

TOKYO -- Park24, the largest car park operator in Japan, will convert a parking facility into a takeoff and landing base for flying cars in the western Kansai region in 2025 as part of the World Expo, Nikkei has learned.

More companies are entering the business of operating flying cars, which refer to electrically powered vertical takeoff and landing aircraft mostly on autopilot, but the lack of landing sites has become an issue. This move by Park24, which runs about 20,000 parking facilities, is expected to spur other operators into entering the space.

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