Helicopter transfers between Los Angeles International Airport and Downtown LA have been launched by BLADE Urban Air Mobility. The opening of services in Los Angeles builds on BLADE’s growing popularity in Manhattan (New York) and San Francisco.
The new Los Angeles heliport is located at a new rooftop heliport lounge in close proximity to The NoMad LA, Ritz-Carlton, The Standard Downtown and the Staples Center.
“Since expanding our continuous flight service in Manhattan and San Francisco, we are seeing faster-than-expected adoption by people choosing to fly rather than drive,” said Shivani Parikh, West Coast General Manager of BLADE. “Additionally, Los Angeles is on the forefront of embracing multi-modality transportation options such as auto, bike and scooter shares as new ways of saving time. BLADE is now enabling another mobility option—the ability to fly short-distances bypassing ground traffic on the way to work, home, the airport or to key leisure destinations.”
New helicopter routes are between key Los Angeles destinations including Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), BLADE Lounge DTLA, the LA Westside, Orange County and Burbank.
Starting at US$195 per seat, with flight times as short as five minutes, BLADE consistently delivers on the promise of giving fliers fast and affordable alternatives to driving.
Additionally, as previously announced by BLADE and American Airlines (‘American’), fliers who are connecting to or disembarking from a flight operated by American may opt to be escorted between the helicopter and their flight with American’s Five Star Service. This meet-and-assist program for premium-cabin guests provides a seamless, on-tarmac connection between American and BLADE flights via American’s Cadillac service, and is available in both Los Angeles (LAX) and New York (JFK). This service is for an additional fee and may be purchased over the BLADE app by choosing ‘American add-on’ or on the BLADE website.
In LA, BLADE operates Airbus H130 helicopters, one of the lowest noise and environmental footprints in the helicopter industry.
More details at https://blade.flyblade.com/
Image credit: BLADE Urban Air Mobility Ltd