In 2026, InterGlobe Enterprises, the promoter entity of India's largest airline, IndiGo, has plans to introduce an all-electric air taxi service in the country. The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Archer Aviation to operate an all-electric air taxi service in India, pending regulatory approvals and clearances.
The InterGlobe-Archer flight, once in operation, is set to transport passengers from Connaught Place in Delhi to Gurugram in Haryana in just 7 minutes, a significant improvement over the 60-90 minutes it takes to make the same 27-kilometer journey by road. This information was announced in a release on Nov 9.
InterGlobe Enterprises, an Indian travel conglomerate, includes the country's largest airline, IndiGo, among its companies. Archer Aviation is a prominent player in the field of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. In 2026, the two companies are set to introduce a nationwide all-electric air taxi service.
"In addition to urban air taxi services, the parties plan to pursue a variety of other use cases for the electric aircraft in India, including cargo, logistics, medical and emergency services, as well as private company and charter services," the release said.
Their plan is to collaborate with specific local business partners to manage Archer's aircraft, finance and construct vertiport infrastructure, and provide training for pilots and other personnel required for these activities. According to the announcement, the partnership is also aiming to fund the acquisition of as many as 200 of Archer's Midnight aircraft for operations in India.