Skyports Infrastructure partners with Jeju Air on Korean vertiport deployment


Skyports Infrastructure has formed a partnership with Jeju Air, Korea’s largest low-cost airline, to support vertiport deployment for air taxi operations in the country. 

Skyports and Jeju Air will jointly define a network development strategy focused on major metropolitan areas as well as Jeju Island. This will be followed by due diligence exercises for priority sites within each of the networks in preparation for commercial launch.

Yun Yuan Tay, head of Asia-Pacific region at Skyports, said: “Korea is an important market for the air mobility industry and a focus for Skyports Infrastructure. Since launching in the country in 2023, we’ve been working extensively with local partners to explore and develop opportunities for industry growth.

“Our partnership with Jeju Air brings new expertise and local connections. We’re excited to work together to take AAM to the next level in Korea develop concrete plans for implementing air taxi services.”

Skyports and Jeju Air also explore the commercial case for Korean air taxi services. A key output of the agreement will be the production of a business strategy for the development and operation of AAM infrastructure. A “total air mobility service” is a key part of Jeju’s company strategy, the carrier currently operates 42 aircraft and flies to 47 different locations throughout Korea.

Park Tae-ha, head of Jeju Air’s UAM Business Task Force, said: “Through cooperation with Skyports, we will establish business models suitable for the Korean environment and solidify a standardised service system that can be immediately utilised in the commercialisation phase of UAM.”