The fly trip of the heli taxi was between Electronic City and Kempegowda International Airport, in Bengaluru’s first helicopter taxi service
At present, the Heli taxi service is operating between KIA and Electronic City
HAL airport route ply will be added in the next stage of the project.
BENGALURU: India's first and much awaited heli taxi service took off in Bengaluru with people overjoyed with the utility.
The maiden trip of the heli taxi was between Electronic City and Kempegowda International Airport, in Bengaluru’s first helicopter taxi service.
Fantasy turned into reality on Monday morning for private company executive Ajay Kumar when he completed the trip between Electronic City and Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in less than 15 minutes.
Heli taxi will add a 13-seater Bell 412 helicopter when demand picks up “in the near future”.
Bangalore heli taxi timings and helipad location
While the schedule for the flights is flexible, the heli taxi will operate in two shifts, for now. The flights are timed to peak business hours. There will be an average of three round-trips between Bangalore’s Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) and Electronic City from 6.30am to 9.45am and another three round-trips from 3.15pm to 6.00pm. The four-blade, single-engine Bell 407 chopper to be used as a heli taxi can seat up to six people. You can also fly during the day between these two slots, though you will have to charter the entire chopper for it.
The helipad at Bangalore airport is located on Secondary Access Road, near Blue Dart Warehouse. At Electronic City Phase 1, the helipad is on ITI land, behind C-DOT building.
Ticket prices for the Bangalore heli taxi
Tickets for the heli taxi are priced at Rs4,130 per seat (Rs3,500 + GST). It includes the drive from the Bangalore airport terminal to the helipad on the premises. It also includes luggage up to 15kg (10kg check-in + 5kg carry-on; dimensions: 40cm x 25cm x 20cm). Anything over that can be shipped over ground at extra cost through CarterPorter, a third-party logistics service.
For corporates, HeliTaxii is offering an inaugural promo fare of Rs2,950 (Rs2,500 + GST) per seat. For many companies, this may work out to be cheaper than car rentals for its executives, not to mention the time saved.
You can also charter the helicopter if you are flying between 10am and 3pm. Fares will be based on dynamic pricing, though the inaugural fare is fixed at Rs35,400, inclusive of taxes, for six seats.
How to book the Bangalore heli taxi
There are four ways to book your seat on the heli taxi:
Through the HeliTaxii mobile app (Android/iOS). You can use this to pre-book a seat days ahead of the actual flight. Use the ‘Fly Later’ option, choose the flight you’re coming in on, and add your pick-up/drop details (Bangalore airport/Electronic City). Add luggage information, select the number of seats and complete the payment through a link that will be sent to your email.
You can also book yourself a seat on arriving at the Bangalore International Airport. There’s a HeliTaxii ticketing counter at the Arrivals hall.
Call the 24×7 Customer Care number on the nos below
Please note that for departures from Bangalore airport, you need to book your seat from at least four hours in advance. For departures from Electronic City, you can book it up to 1 hour before the flight
he price will definitely make a hole in your pocket as it’s quite expensive to opt for heli taxi. One seat in the heli taxi will cost you a whopping amount of Rs. 4, 130 which includes the drive from the terminal to the helipad, luggage up to 15 kg will be free and beyond that you’ve to pay extra.
This amazing service has not yet started but soon it will be started. Hope heli taxi will definitely offer a breath of relief from the insane Bengaluru traffic! So, if you’re planning Bangalore tour or going for business meeting then enjoy the heli tax
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