Commuting pressures are leading to separations and divorces.
About 2.5M have daily commutes over two hours and it’s getting worse.
To help address the increasingly stretched city transport systems and people’s growing commutes, Revolution.Aero, which is hosting its second global conference in London on 12 March this year, says people are increasingly open to the thought of using vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, such as some of the air taxis that are currently under development. It claims that the first commercially viable air taxi services could be launched as soon as 2025, and 47% of adults say they would use them.
When it comes to the impact growing commutes is having on people, Revolution.Aero’s research reveals that one in five adults in work plan to find a new job over the next two years with a shorter commute. Some 16% intend to ask for a pay rise specifically to compensate them for their commute, and 14% will ask to work from home more.
Alasdair Whyte, co-founder, Revolution.Aero said: “Long commutes cannot only be boring, they can also have a devastating impact on your personal life. Our research reveals that it contributes towards millions of people suffering from depression and anxiety, and damages people’s relationships with the people they love.
“As the pressure on transport systems increases due to growing populations and a lack of investment in infrastructure, these problems are only going to get worse.
“Given this, it is only a matter of time when we will be able to book air taxis to take us on very short journeys more quickly and stress-free.”