Helicopters United launches Helicopter flights between Manhattan and Newark
United Airlines has launched helicopter flights between Manhattan and Newark with operator Heliflite.
The service enables customers to connect faster between Downtown New York and United´s operational hub at Newark, an airport which United has put on its focus during the past years. Moreover, the service is the first helicopter transfer offered in United´s network.
For the flights, United Airlines has partnered up with Heliflite, a New York based helicopter operator. Heliflite will perform the flights on behalf of United and will bring passengers from three Manhattan helipads to Newark.
If going by car normally takes for passengers 40-45 minutes depending on traffic, they will travel between Manhattan and Newark in less than 10 minutes. Furthermore, customers will be able to experience ground transfer, as United stated on its website: “Helicopter transfer can be selected in conjunction with flights departing from or arriving at Newark. Passengers will select their Manhattan helipad of choice. We will arrange your helicopter transfer operated by Heliflite and ground transit between the Signature FBO and your EWR terminal, as well as your dedicated airport concierge.”
Prices start at $2,099 for three passengers, while transporting six passengers will cost $2,199. The flights can be booked on-demand via United´s Signature Service, which provides VIP services for travellers.
Last year, United rival Delta Air Lines launched helicopter services between Manhattan and New York – JFK. The airline started a partnership with Blade, another helicopter operator in New York.
United will use Heliflite´s Bell 430 and Sikorsky 76B helicopters, which can accommodate 230kg or 270kg of baggage respectively. Both twin-engine aircraft types feature a spacious cabin and comfortable seats.
For its VIP passengers, the carrier has recently inaugurated a new lounge for international air travellers at New York - Newark.
United Airlines is one of the biggest American airlines and operates with a fleet of over 755 aircraft, including long-haul planes such as Boeing 777s and Boeing 787s. The airline has established hubs and Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco, Huston and Washington – Dulles. United Airlines serves 62 countries worldwide and 366 destinations on 1358 routes.
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