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Fly Blade to operate helicopters to beat infamous Bengaluru traffic; here’s the price per ticket

It will start running a helicopter service between Bengaluru International Airport and HAL starting on October 10 on weekdays

Fly Blade to operate helicopters to beat infamous Bengaluru traffic; here's the price per ticket

Senior corporate representatives predict that urban air mobility operator Fly Blade India P. Ltd. would buy an H125 helicopter from Airbus in October or November. Added that the business would start running a helicopter service between Bengaluru International Airport and HAL starting on October 10 on weekdays at a cost of Rs 3,250 per seat.

After that, the company will add more services to Whitefield and Electronic City. Five to six people can sit inside the helicopters. According to the managing director, Amit Dutta, the first helicopter should arrive in October or November.

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The company has collaborated with Airbus and Eve Air Mobility to expand its short-haul air mobility services in India. Between Mumbai, Pune, and Shirdi in Maharashtra, the airline began operating its inaugural flights. Later, it added scheduled by-the-seat helicopter trips to Goa and Karnataka, as well as bed-to-bed air medevac service to Coorg, Hampi, and Kabini.

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When asked about the proposed helicopter service between Bengaluru International Airport and HAL Airport, he noted that the majority of the airport’s 40 million yearly visitors take cabs, which cost roughly Rs 2,000. There will be a significant revenue potential if only a tiny portion of the taxi traffic is converted to a helicopter service.

Dutta said The trip to Bengaluru International Airport takes roughly two hours. On the other hand, one can use our helicopter to get to the airport in 12 minutes for Rs 3,250.

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On the company’s flights, the occupancy rate is roughly 75%. In addition to expanding its network and offering its services in 10 states, he adds that the company plans to lease roughly 50 crafts over the next 24 months.

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