kodagu: Take chopper ride from Bengaluru’s Jakkur to Kabini, Kodagu | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: From December 11, tourists can book a helicopter ride from Bengaluru’s Jakkur aerodrome to Kabini/Kodagu and reach their destination in an hour. Operating on a ‘buy-a-seat’ basis, the new chopper service will be available on all days of the week except on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The service is hosted by BLADE India, an urban air mobility platform, in collaboration with BLADE New York and Delhi-based venture capital firm Hunch Ventures. BLADE began chopper operations in Maharashtra in 2019, flying passengers from Mumbai to Pune to Shirdi. In Karnataka, it launched private charter services covering Bengaluru, Kodagu, Kabini, Chikkamagaluru and Hampi on December 18, 2020.
BLADE will provide chopper services from Jakkur at noon and passengers can reach Kabinie and Kodagu in an hour. By road, it usually takes 6-7 hours to reach Kodgau. The aim is to connect congested and inaccessible ground routes through an efficient and affordable air transport system.
The fare for a one-way ride from Bengaluru to both destinations is Rs 16,000 per seat. The company said it wants to provide flyers an all-round holistic experience by taking care of everything, including baggage facilities, ground transfer and partner benefits.
Amit Dutta, MD of BLADE India, said, “Karnataka boasts of some of the most beautiful destinations in the country, but their accessibility is a pain point. Six to seven hours of road travel from Bengaluru eats into the precious time travellers could otherwise spend enjoying their holiday.” For flight schedules from Bengaluru and routes, log on to www.flyblade.in

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