The urban air mobility ground infrastructure developer Skyports raised £5.35 million from Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures and Groupe ADP, as well as Levitate Capital. Deutsche Bahn is Europe’s largest passenger and freight train operator. Groupe ADP of France manages airports all around the globe, notably Charles de Gaulle, Orly and Le Bourget in Paris. Both corporations will have a seat on the Skyports board of directors. Levitate Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in urban air transport which contributed initial seed funding.
Skyports welcomes strategic long-term vision investors in order to bring new experience in mobility, infrastructure and airports operations. Skyports’ intentions are to strengthen its market leadership positions in the current early phase through permanent commercial operations in multiple markets.
Skyports aims to utilize the extra funds for additional locations where to build cargo and passenger vertiports. Together with Volocopter they displayed a mock-up for the VoloPort facility in Singapore during flying demonstration of Volocopter’s VoloCity prototype aircraft. The company’s intention is to create also various drone operating platforms in urban and rural environments.