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In pictures: Electric air taxi Volocopter debuts over Singapore's Marina Bay

Volocopter and their partner Skyports built the world's first full-scale air taxi VoloPort prototype on the floating dock in Marina Bay.

In pictures: Electric air taxi Volocopter debuts over Singapore's Marina Bay

Volocopter successfully completed its first manned flight over Singapore's Marina Bay.

In pictures: Electric air taxi Volocopter debuts over Singapore's Marina Bay

The flight covered a distance of approximately 1.5 km and lasted for two minutes at an average cruising height of 40 m.

In pictures: Electric air taxi Volocopter debuts over Singapore's Marina Bay

This was the last trial of a demanding test series to verify and validate the ability of Volocopter air taxis to fly over the area.

In pictures: Electric air taxi Volocopter debuts over Singapore's Marina Bay

A 2X model of the company’s test series flown by a pilot onboard was used.

In pictures: Electric air taxi Volocopter debuts over Singapore's Marina Bay

This flight kicks-off Volocopter’s efforts to bring commercial air taxi services to Singapore.

In pictures: Electric air taxi Volocopter debuts over Singapore's Marina Bay

The world’s first full-scale air taxi VoloPort unveiled in Singapore.

In pictures: Electric air taxi Volocopter debuts over Singapore's Marina Bay

The VoloPort demonstrates numerous capabilities to support a smooth customer journey as well as operational processes.

In pictures: Electric air taxi Volocopter debuts over Singapore's Marina Bay

The VoloPort is the outcome of an exciting collaboration between Volocopter and Skyports.

In pictures: Electric air taxi Volocopter debuts over Singapore's Marina Bay

The VoloPort is designed to offer an exceptional passenger experience, using the most modern safety and security processes.

In pictures: Electric air taxi Volocopter debuts over Singapore's Marina Bay

A static Volocopter 2X vehicle is also on display at the heart of the VoloPort.