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Bengaluru airport to offer HeliTaxi service

Posted : 08 August 2017 05:18:53 | By TWO Bureau | New Delhi

Bengaluru airport to offer HeliTaxi service

Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) would soon offer a helicopter shuttle service (HeliTaxi) between the city and airport at the cost of a luxury cab fare, said an official. The airport at Devanahalli is about 40 km from the city centre, and 60- 70 km away from the Electronic City in south and the IT corridors in southeast and southwest, A 5-7 seat luxury cab fare is INR 3,000-4,000 between the airport and the city's far end.


"The aerial service will ferry air passengers to and from the airport to the city faster than private cars, cabs or buses can through dense vehicular traffic on both ways," said Harsha Raghavan, MD, BIAL The operator has tied up with leading helicopter service provider Thumby Aviation Ltd to ferry passengers between the airport and the city in the choppers on demand. "We will seek regulatory approvals to offer soon an integrated transfer service between the airport and the city as part of our passenger- friendly initiatives," said Raghavan. "The new service will be convenient for executives with faster access to the thriving city, expanding and extending all-around in view of its rapid economic development," said K.N.G. Nair, Chairman, Thumby Aviation Ltd.

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