Bengaluru, India to launch helicopter shuttle service

Bangalore Int’l Airport has announced that Thumby Aviation will launch a helicopter shuttle service from the airport to parts of the city, pending regulatory approval. Speaking at a press conference, the State Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri. Jayant Sinha, said that “this HeliTaxi service will ensure quick, seamless transfers to and from airports, at a cost similar to a luxury taxi fare.”

Sinha added that he hopes other airports will adopt similar schemes to improve connectivity between airports and cities.

Thumby is expected to initially operate the service with two helicopters, a Bell Helicopter 412 and a Bell 407, according to Sahil Online.

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