Bangalore traffic may now be avoided by scheduling a 12-minute helicopter ride. When helicopters are offered as an alternative to driving to and from Bangalore International Airport in traffic, one may be sure that the situation with traffic is bad. Bengaluru, the hub of Indian IT, is already among the world’s busiest cities. In fact, third and fourth gears are so uncommon in cities that Twitterati jokes that drivers are selling them.
Details about Bangalore traffic may now be avoided by scheduling a 12-minute helicopter ride:
Two helicopter flights would be operating between Bangalore International Airport and HAL airport every weekday at 9 am and returning at 4:15 pm, according to BLADE India, an urban air mobility firm. Flights can be reserved for a starting price of 3,250 yen, excluding taxes, just like any other flight ticket.
“Our ability to democratise urban air mobility is the key to our success. With today’s launch, we can provide a convenient entry point even though helicopter services are a high-end offering, according to BLADE India managing director Amit Dutta.
With the introduction of this intra-city service, travellers will be able to forego the gruelling drive into the city and choose a short 12-minute flight instead. The cost and duration of a cab travel from Bangalore International Airport to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Airport are around 1,300 rupees.
Indiranagar, Koramangala, and other IT parks are just a short distance away from HAL.
Bookings are now being accepted for the October 10 launch of the route between Bengaluru Airport and HAL via the BLADE India website or the Flier Relations team. More routes to Whitefield and Electronic City will be added by BLADE.
“Today’s launch marks an important turning point for us. It not only tackles the growing congestion issues in Bengaluru, but it also prepares the way for our planned eVTOL taxi service, according to Dutta.
In order to provide inexpensive air travel, BLADE collaborates with companies like AIRBUS and Eve Air Mobility. According to BLADE India, these alliances will eventually aid in the replacement of conventional helicopters with electric-powered eVTOL aircraft.