Orbital Air holds a key position in the modern era with their large fleet of french made Hermes space planes. They offer a cargo lifting service matched by no other company and only a few governments. As a result, almost anyone who wants to move something up into orbit needs to go through Orbital Air.
In addition to moving things into orbit, they also provide trans-atmospheric flights. These flights, which cross into the stratosphere, cut traditional flight times by roughly two-thirds. This means a flight from Night City to Melbourne Australia, which takes 14 hours by conventional jet, can be achieved in only 5 hours via a trans-atmospheric flight. Such flights can be taken from most major airports, where as flights into orbit are only done from designated spaceports.