Starting in 2025, Archer and United Airlines will fly passengers between Newark-Manhattan
An Archer and United Airlines partnership has formed to create a commercial electric air taxi route for New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and New York’s Downtown Manhattan Heliport at Pier 6. It’ll be the first planned takeoff and landing site to use Archer’s electric eVTOLs to provide airline passengers with a quick, safe, and affordable solution to transportation.
As a quiet, environmentally friendly, and secure alternative to helicopters, Archer believes that their Midnight all-electric aircraft will take less than 10 minutes to travel from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport to EWR, compared to the hour-long commute by car during rush hours.
“We’re excited to be confirming New York as the first of many routes we’ll be announcing alongside United as we work to build out our national UAM network,” said Archer founder and CEO Adam Goldstein. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration with United and to working closely with state and local government leaders in the New York and New Jersey area as we bring this exciting new form of transportation to life.”
Archer’s launch routes, known as “trunk” routes, will offer transportation service from the airport to the city center. After establishing these trunk routes, Archer will start constructing “branch” routes to connect to neighboring communities. The first phase of this Urban Air Mobility (UAM) network is scheduled to launch in 2025.
Customers of United will benefit from a quick and practical connection to EWR thanks to this service. This commercial electric air taxi route will be the first of many from the Archer and United Airlines partnership intended for development at airports across the nation.
This is quite a big step forward in the direction of the industry’s mission of becoming carbon neutral. Through the Archer and United Airlines partnership, United will be able to lessen their carbon footprint and set an example for other businesses to follow.