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The Air-One vertiport in Coventry, UK, on April 25. 

The Air-One vertiport in Coventry, UK, on April 25. 

Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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Future of British Business

The World’s First Flying Taxi Hub Takes Shape in the English Midlands

Air taxis might sound exotic and futuristic, but one startup is betting they will be an everyday transport solution.

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Coventry has seen better days. Once known as Britain’s motor city, the settlement of about 400,000 people in England’s Midlands has been left struggling for an identity by decades of slumping auto output that followed widespread destruction from World War II bombing.