Heli Taxi in Bengaluru is the first city in India, running helicopter taxi services to reach Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) from either Electronic city or HAL with in Luxury Cab Rates.
This Services are running from 5th Mar 2018 and Officials says two Bell 407 helicopters are set to take off with passengers from Bengaluru International Airport (KIA) to Electronic City Phase 1 and to HAL airport, these two places are convenient to land and take off. Now passengers can reach Kempegowda Airport within 15 mins that usually takes more than 2 hrs by road travel.
Where to get in Helicopter
Electronic City Phase 1 – Thumby Aviation’s facility in Phase 1, near the toll plaza
HAL – HAL Airlines, Old airport road
Kempegowda International Airport – Who exit the arrival lounge, the heli services arranged vehicle to carry passengers to the helicopter with KIA promises, which would take 4 – minutes to reach. For those who heading to Airport, the heli Services Company will drop you at departure lounge with vehicle ride.
Bengaluru’s Heli Taxi Timings and Ticket Price
The Heli Taxi services are available in Two Shifts, for now. These two shifts are timed to the peak business hours. In shift 1, helicopters will fly from 06:30AM to 09:30AM with an average of three round trips between Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) and Electronic City Phase 1/HAL Airport and another Shift will fly from 03:00PM to 06:15PM with an average of three round trips. Thumby Aviation Chairman and Managing director Captain K N G Nair said the four-blade, single-engine Bell 407 chopper is set to fly as Heli Taxi and can sit up to Six Passengers.
single engine bell 407 interior
Ticket and other price details of Bangalore Heli Taxi
Per 1 seat – Rs 4,130 (3,500 + GST)
This price includes pick up from airport terminal to the helipad.
Luggage charges – Free (up to 15 kg luggage can carry with free of cost, but extra charges may apply for more luggage)
How to Book Bengaluru’s Heli Taxi
Booking your seat through the Heli Taxii mobile app (Android/iOS). Select “Fly Now” option from App Home screen if you want to fly today and you can also book advance booking with “Fly Later” option. Now, choose the flight you’re coming in on, and add your pick-up/drop details (Bangalore airport/Electronic City). Next, Add luggage information, select the number of seats you want to travel and complete the payment, through a link in your email.
“Govind Nair, director and business development at Thumby Aviation, said very soon we are going to expand our heli taxi services to several areas across Bengaluru city,”. Our next plan, Start helicopter flights between HAL and Whitefield. “If everything goes well, you would soon head off on a weekend proposal to Chikmagalur or Wayanad on a Heli taxi services.”
More areas would be added to avoid traffic with in the Bengaluru city.