Lilium has announced a partnership with GlobeAir, which will include the purchase of 12 Lilium Jets to provide premium and business eVTOL flights to its customer base in the French Riviera and Italy. 

The aircraft will complement GlobeAir’s current offerings with a first and last mile service. Enabling considerable time savings for customers, the partnership will help exemplify the all-in-one travel experience GlobeAir specialises in.

With high demand for a sustainable, efficient and flexible mode of transport, Italy and southern France also offers many opportunities for point-to-point travels where travel time can be significantly reduced, and vertical landing is required.   

Sebastien Borel, SVP Commercial at Lilium, said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with one of the leading European providers in on-demand air mobility,  GlobeAir. The French Riviera and Italy are key markets, and we are confident that our shared commitment to innovation and partnership will result in a premium customer experience.”   

GlobeAir is Europe’s leading and award-winning private jet operator offering on demand charter services to over 900 airports. GlobeAir is renowned for its innovative leveraging of data analytics for the optimisation of operations, pricing and empty legs to benefit its discerning end customers.   

With more than 50 per cent of the market share, GlobeAir is Europe’s leader in the entry-level private jet sector, including a premium experience. The company is available 24/7 all over Europe with 21 private jets connecting European cities like London, Geneva, Zurich, Paris, Nice, and Milan with small airfields that are difficult to reach, such as St. Moritz or Lugano – both in Switzerland.

Bernhard Fragner, CEO GlobeAir, added: “We are proud to be partnering with Lilium as they are changing how we think about aviation and revolutionizing how people travel. Technological breakthroughs, a forward-thinking mindset and a drive to deliver quality time that fits customer expectations have propelled Lilium to the forefront of next-generation air travel.’’ 

This week, Lilium also announced its Phoenix 2 Jet achieved full transition from hover to wing-borne flight on both the wings and canards. The company says it is the first electric jet aircraft in history to achieve this, with the flight physics models computation validated. You can watch the latest video below.