The hybrid car-aircraft completed its first successful trip between the airports marking it the first step towards an advanced future of flying cars. It is predicted that flying cars can be a potential solution to the strain on existing transport infrastructures.
A hybrid prototype car has successfully completed a 35-minute flight between international airports in Nitra and Bratislava, Slovakia.
The hybrid car-aircraft, known as AirCar can fly about 1,000km and is equipped with a BMW engine. The car runs on regular petrol-pump fuel and according to its creator Prof Stefan Klein, the car can fly at a height of 8,200ft (2,500m), and had clocked up 40 hours in the air so far and takes a total of two minutes and 15 seconds to transform from the car into aircraft.
Prof Klein drove the car straight from the runway and into the town and upon arrival was welcomed by the spectators who were invited.
He described the experience, early on Monday morning, as "normal" and "very pleasant".
The car can carry two people and in the air, it reached a cruising speed of 170 km/h.
However, the car takes off and lands vertically unlike the drone-taxi prototypes, and so it requires a runaway.
The flying car marks the beginning of a popular trend and is a marked step ahead into the future There are high expectations for the nascent market in flying cars, which have long been heralded in popular culture as a visionary landmark of the future.