Uber’s Third Launch Location

After announcing plans to introduce electric-powered air taxis to Los Angeles and Dallas, Uber has shortlisted five countries to launch its Uber Air “flying taxi” service – Japan, France, Brazil, Australia and India. The criteria for the third international city include having a metropolitan population of more than two million people, dispersed population hubs, an airport at least an hour away from the city centre, and a willingness to back carpooling services. Uber plans to announce the chosen country in six months, after which it will launch its flying taxi service within the next five years, although it should be noted that the technology is still in its early stages.