Uber Air Skyport in Santa Clara to be used for Flying Taxis

By Paul Joseph

Uber have been grabbing headlines recently with their diversifications into air and sea travel and now the peer-to-peer app-based taxi service have hit the news again with its plan to construct an Uber Air Skyport.

Designed by world renowned architectural firm Foster + Partners, the facility will be located in the California city of Santa Clara near San Jose, in the tech heartland of Silicon Valley and will be used by Uber’s flying taxi service, Uber Air, which is slated to launch in 2023.

The plan is for the skyport to accommodate Uber’s fleet of electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOL).

The primary focus behind the design is to create a seamless connection between departing and arriving, thereby allowing for a number of flight operations at the same time.

“The way we move is constantly evolving,” says Foster + Partners head of studio, Stefan Behling.

“The skyport is an integrated hub that offers people the choice to change from one mode of transport to many others.”

Recently Uber trialled an exclusive helicopter service in New York City designed for daily commuters.

By Paul Joseph