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Uber Copter: the helicopter VTC in New York

Awarded by the gold medal named new coolest service of the week, Uber Copter will land on July 9 in New York.

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Autonomous drones transporters of Uber Elevate people are not ready to emerge, which will not prevent the VTC platform from offering from the beginning of July in New York a helicopter transport service: Uber Copter. Through the Uber application, it will be possible to book a race between Lower Manhattan and JFK International Airport. An 8 -minute trip overhanging the traffic jams which will be provided by the company Heliflite and billed between $ 200 and $ 225 per passenger, depending on the request.

Eric Allison, director of the Uber Elevate project who also supervises Uber Copter, says: “It is a journey that so many travelers make at one point, and we see there an opportunity to help them save a lot of time“”. By taxi, it takes 1 to 2 hours to connect the south of Manhattan to JFK depending on the traffic. By public transport, this can take between 50 minutes and 1 hour 15. Uber Copter announces a service that takes aximum 30 minutes, transfer from or to the terminal included.

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Ultimately, Uber plans to deploy its helicopter transport solution in other cities, although Eric Allison specifies that “The primary purpose of this initiative is to better understand the functioning of air transportation“To store experience with a view to the deployment of Uber Elevate.

At first, only the Platinum and Diamond members of the Uber Rewards program will be able to book a Uber Copter race in New York, up to five days in advance, knowing that the service will not be assured until the days of weekdays and in the afternoon during weekends. Each operated helicopter can accommodate up to 5 passengers and take off/land from the heliport close to the pontoon from which the ferrys towards Staten Island leave or from the Helipad of Terminal 8. Handed down and a heavy baggage weighing 20 kg at most can accompany passengers.

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The flight lasts seven minutes to cover 30 kilometers and costs 160 € per person.

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