Gotham Air (New York) is a new crowd sourced on-demand helicopter service for the New York area. The new service will be different than previous helicopter airlines of the past. Prospective passengers with use the Gotham Air app to find a flight and the company will match you with other passengers to fill the helicopter. Gotham Air is using Helicopter Flight Services to operate the helicopters. Gotham Air’s role is to find and combine the passengers to make the flights profitable. The service will operate from JFK International Airport, Newark International Airport and Manhattan. The new service today issued this statement:
Time is money. Imagine if you could travel from Manhattan to JFK or Newark Liberty Airports in six minutes instead of two hours of stop and go traffic. Today marks the launch of Gotham Air, a premiere daily crowd sourced helicopter service that will revolutionize how you commute. To celebrate the launch, first time riders can book a $99 flat rate flight by simply selecting a departure from one of three Manhattan heliports.
Gotham Air features include:
Flights available seven days a week
First time users pay $99 to JFK or EWR; after the first ride, a one way fare is $199 – $219 dependent on departure time
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres provided by world renowned Chef Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery
Beverage services available for afternoon flights
Luxury helicopter interiors feature Hermes leather furnishings
VIP lounges and ground support concierge services
Inclement weather guarantee backed by Tesla; Gotham Air will pick up guests at their home or office in Manhattan and whisk them to the airport in a sleek Tesla S on rare occasions when the winds are too high or the cloud cover is too low
Gotham Air has formed an alliance with Helicopter Flight Services, one of the largest, most trusted names in luxury aviation for the past thirty years. Gotham Air’s digital service platform is integrated with Helicopter Flight Services’ fleet of state of the art helicopters including seven Bell 407s, one Sikorsky S76 C+ and one Bell 427.
Images: Gotham Air.