Helicopter Service Starts Between Pune And Mumbai After Pune Airport Closure

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Mumbai/Pune, October 13th, 2021: With commercial airline operations coming to a standstill due to runway closure in Pune, travel plans for fliers have been jolted amidst the festive season. BLADE’s daily by-the-seat helicopter services thus ensure travellers’ can switch their commute to Pune airport with a 40-minute BLADE flight and go straight from the Mumbai airport into their holidays. This makes BLADE India the only air carrier flying out of Pune as the airport remains closed from October 16th to 29th, 2021.

The travel & tourism industry has witnessed an uptick in the demand of air travel post the second wave. This demand is expected to get fuelled as people plan to fly out of the city with their friends and family at the peak of the festive season in October and November.

BLADE’s flights take off from its Pune vertiport in Kharadi at 9:30 am and land in Juhu Aerodrome (10 minutes from Mumbai airport) in 40 minutes. The return flight from Mumbai is at 4:30 pm. This helps business and leisure travellers from Pune to continue with their travel as planned, more conveniently so. Fliers can skip the 5+ hours of road travel between Pune-Mumbai which can also take longer as roads are expected to be more congested amidst the festive season and Pune airport closure. Prices for this route are under 15,000/- per person with complimentary pick-up and drop-off services, lounge access and benefits from brands such as Audi, BMW Excellence Club, The Quorum and many more.

BLADE is committed to reducing travel friction with a personalised flying experience and enabling time-efficient air transportation alternatives to some of the most congested and inaccessible ground routes in India. People can book a seat in BLADE’s daily helicopter flights between Mumbai-Pune- Shirdi- Aamby Valley and Hilton Shillim or charter anywhere across the country with its personalised charter service, BLADE Anywhere.

Information on BLADE operations, daily flights and other BLADE services is accessible on the BLADE India website, www.flyblade.in, on their mobile application BLADE, available for iOS and Android. BLADE Flier Relations team can be contacted on 1800-102-5233.