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Helicopter service between Bengaluru airport and city to start from Oct 10

A private company plans to launch a helicopter service between Bengaluru and and the Kempegowda International Airport from October 10

There is good news for passengers taking their flights from the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru. A private company plans to launch a helicopter service between the city and the airport from October 10.

Instead of spending two hours in the traffic the passengers will be able to reach the airport in 15 minutes. This chopper service was announced by Blade India.

The copter services will start from October 10 and it will be available five times a week. The chopper will be available from the HAL Airport in the city and it will cost per passenger Rs.3,250 excluding taxes. In one trip, a H125 DVG Airbus helicopter can fly with five to six.

The company promised the commuters that this service will be able to replace the “120-minute ride” in traffic to Bengaluru airport with a “15-minute” air ride. The official website said: “Fliers can skip the painful 120-minute commute to HAL in traffic and opt for a quick 15-minute flight instead.”

It added that more routes like Whitefield and Electronic City will be added soon.

In the beginning the service will operate twice a day – from Bengaluru to HAL Airport at 9 a.m. and the return chopper will take off at 4.15 p.m.

The company as per its website is working on a similar service at the Goa airport also.