Gotham Air allows helicopter charter via their app or website and is aligning with New York’s Helicopter Flight Services to whisk customers from heliport to airport in as little as six minutes
Gotham Air is another Uber-like service for helicopters that can fly passengers from Manhattan to JFK or Newark airports. The company, together with Helicopter Flight Services – (a luxury aviation service provider) – will initially maintain flights between airports which will cut travel time from 2-hours to 6 minutes. Taking into consideration that it’ll cost about as much as any luxury black car service in New York, Gotham Air is a real life-saver service for busy commuters.
Our mobile site and app allow you to crowd source beautiful new Bell 407 helicopters that will get you where you need to go with unmatched speed and style for about the same price as an executive class black car.
Both the app and gothamair.com allows users to request a helicopter to take a minimum of four passengers, and a maximum of six for an introductory limited-period fare as low as $99 one way (a promotional fare due to the company’s recent launch on February 9, 2015). Regular fares are priced at $199 to $219. First time flyers however are also offered $99 flights but only during 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
“The goal is, after the first month, for there to be green [or available] flights every hour,” claims Gotham Air’s chief executive Tim Hayes. “So you can see, ok, this flight is green, it’s confirmed, there are still two available seats left, and you could jump on it literally ten minutes before.”
Gotham Air’s helicopter fleet features six Bell 407’s, one Bell 427 and one Sikorsky S76 with each being equipped with top safety features such as Synthetic Vision Display units & advanced Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) that allows the pilots to see the New York air traffic at a glance. Additionally the companywon’t be hindered by any challenges and promises to get the customers to their destination even under harsh weather conditions. A fleet of Teslas and other luxury cars will carry people to the airport provided the weather leaves the helicopters grounded . Its ground fleet provides pick up/ drop off service across most parts of Manhattan.