Helicopter Services From Mumbai to Pune & Shirdi From March

Come March, booking a seat on a helicopter will be just a tap of an app away. Fly Blade, the largest arranger of helicopters for civilian travel in the US, is starting its helicopter services in the country through a joint venture with local venture capital firm Hunch Ventures. The new company, Blade India, will offer intercity helicopter services, though it will be initially available only in Mumbai. Flights would depart from Juhu and Mahalaxmi, connecting with heliports in Pune and Shirdi. It aims to eventually offer services on intracity routes.

India has several helicopter services, including state-owned Pawan Hans, Global Vectra Helicorp, Heligo charters, Himalayan Heli Services, United Heli Charters, among others. While most helicopters in India are operated by non-scheduled operators, charter flights are generally booked for tourism, pilgrimage, election, and VVIP travel purposes. Helicopters are also used to reach offshore oil rigs.

Read more of this in a report published in Mint...

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