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Aria Hotels Planning to Offer ‘Air Taxi’ Services to Guests in the Future

Aria Hotels, a hospitality subsidiary of the Libra Group, has announced that in the future it will provide its guests with access to electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

The decision by Aria to lease the eVTOLs follows a deal with LCI, a leading aviation company, and marks a breakthrough in the global hospitality sector.

“We are very proud that Aria Hotels is the first hospitality group in the world to offer the use of eVTOLs, which brings this paradigm-shifting technology to Greece, supporting the environment and the economy,” said Libra Group Chairman and CEO George M. Logothetis.

More specifically, Aria Hotels expects in 2026 to offer the use of 10 ALIA-250 eVTOLs to help holiday-goers traverse Greece and its isles, while also serving the wider community by transporting time-sensitive cargo, in a greener, faster, and more affordable way.

While it advances ecotourism in Greece, the announcement also reflects Aria’s commitment to preserving authentic Greek hospitality including its untouched natural resources.

According to Aria, these highly innovative vehicles will expand guests’ opportunities to experience the full beauty of Greece.

“Aria Hotels is proud to bring this future-forward aircraft to Greece, which promises to revolutionize travel for holiday-goers looking to explore authentic Greek culture,” said Makis Pantazatos, CEO of Aria Hotels.

The all-electric ALIA is net carbon-zero and designed to carry five passengers and a pilot or 1,400 lbs (635 kgs) of payload. With a maximum range of 250 nautical miles and the ability to recharge in under an hour, these aircraft are ideal to transport tourists from Greece’s mainland to its isles and everywhere in between.

Earlier this year, LCI, also a sister company of Aria through the Libra Group, announced the acquisition of up to 125 eVTOL aircraft from BETA Technologies, the U.S.-based company that designed and is building the ALIA.

The target delivery date for the ALIA is 2026, when it will be offered for use by Aria customers.

Aria plans to partner with a local Greek aviation company to operate the aircraft.

“We are excited to offer this experience which is unlike any other to future guests of Aria properties across Greece, whether in Athens, Evia, Cyclades, Crete, Epirus, the Peloponnese, or the Sporades and Ionian Islands,” Pantazatos added.

Aria Hotels is a boutique hospitality group with 50 properties across Greece that is known for curating authentic Greek experiences.

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