Archer and Falcon Aviation to develop vertiport network in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Archer Aviation Inc. announced today that Falcon Aviation has been selected as their vertiport infrastructure partner for critical locations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. This collaboration marks a significant step towards launching Archers Midnight flying car with Falcon Aviation in the UAE and across the MENA region as soon as 2025.

Under this partnership, Archer and Falcon Aviation will start by developing state-of-the-art vertiport infrastructure at Falcon Heliport at Atlantis, the Palm in Dubai and the Marina Mall heliport in Abu Dhabi’s Corniche. Driving between the two cities during peak traffic can take more than 2 hours. Archer and Falcon Aviation plan to offer passenger service in Archers Midnight flying car between these two Falcon vertiports, which will operate almost entirely over water with scenic views of both cities and clock in at as little as 30 minutes from takeoff to landing. Archer believes it is the first to announce a flying car service on this route between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, one of the worlds most prominent and congested commute corridors.

Adam Goldstein, Archer founder and CEO said: “Partnering with established operators such as Falcon Aviation, as well as the capital of the Emirates with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office, has been key to quickly building our presence in the region. We look forward to paving the way for the introduction of our Midnight aircraft to the region which will set the stage for the UAE to become a global leader in urban air mobility.”

Captain Ramandeep Oberoi, Falcon Aviation CEO commented: For nearly two decades, Falcon Aviation has been at the forefront of helicopter passenger transport in the UAE. Our partnership with Archer is a leap into the future, as we prepare to offer flying car services together in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, continuing our tradition of world-class transportation solutions.

On March 8th, Falcon Aviation also announced the inauguration of its state-of-the-art Renovated Heliport Terminal, extending its presence at Atlantis, the Palm. The companies unveiled a vision of what the future vertiport and service will look like at what will transform into a key hub for Midnight flights, helping bring urban air mobility to the region.

Nikhil Goel, Archer Chief Commercial Officer, said: We have made rapid progress in the UAE over the past three months since announcing Abu Dhabi and Dubai will be home to our first international Midnight flights as soon as 2025. Were proud to be the first to announce plans to operate between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, along with vertiport infrastructure at both ends of the commuter journey.

Archers goal is to transform urban travel, replacing 60–90-minute commutes by car with estimated 10-30 minute electric air taxi flights that are safe, sustainable, low noise, and cost-competitive with ground transportation. Archers Midnight is a piloted, four-passenger aircraft designed to perform rapid back-to-back flights with minimal charge time between flights.