Breaking: Lilium and Luxaviation Group to partner on airline operations
Lilium and business aviation operator Luxaviation Group have announced plans to launch airline operations in Europe.
To do this, the two will combine Luxaviation’s experience, gained after securing the first European Union Aviation Safety Agency AOC approval for a business jet operator, with Lilium’s progress in the development of a seven-seater eVTOL jet.
Lilium plans to continue developing the jet and its digital airline platform for commercial launch in 2024.
“This marks a key milestone as we prepare for launch, and we look forward to working together to provide an exceptional airline service for our passengers,” explains Remo Gerber, chief operating officer at Lilium.
Patrick Hansen, Group CEO at Luxaviation Group said: “Electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft will fundamentally change the way we travel and the Lilium network is poised to be at the forefront of this sea change in aviation”.
Lilium has previously announced plans for launch networks in Germany through partnerships with Munich, Nuremberg, Dusseldorf, and Cologne/Bonn airports.