LONDON -

Heathrow Airport in London will work with start-up Vertical Aerospace Group Ltd., to provide flying taxi services in the UK hub by the middle of the decade.

Bloomberg News reported that Heathrow Airport will explore how the electric vehicle - which will be manufactured by Vertical - will fit into its operations, while working with regulators, and seeking to reduce the effects of the experiment on society.

Vertical has initial deals for 1,350 of its four-passenger, one-pilot VA-X4 vehicles, to clients including Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited. headquartered in Heathrow, for $5.4 billion.

London, Tokyo and Sao Paulo are due to test electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles, which are quieter, cleaner and cheaper than helicopters.

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