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New York Launches Public Helicopter Service

Published 30 March 2016

Round the World Experts blogger Helen Winter

Helen Winter

A common dilemma amongst even the most experienced travellers is choosing between staying closer to the city, or to the airport. But, for holidayers in New York (who have a few pennies in their pocket) this will no longer be a problem thanks to a new helicopter service.

This week, Gotham Air has launched a daily helicopter service to cut the commute across New York. In just six minutes, travellers, or running-late locals, can now fly from a choice of three Manhattan heliports to JFK or Newark Liberty Airport - a journey that can take up to two hours on the congested city roads.

"We make getting to the airport fast, luxurious and exciting and have created an enjoyable experience that people can look forward to," said Gotham Air President, Colleen Cowan.

"Our fast and smooth Bell 407 choppers are the sports car of helicopters with speeds of up to 160mph and first class seating, allowing customers to take in breathtaking views of the city."

To celebrate the launch of this new service, first time riders are being offered heli-rides for $99. The deal is available either through the GothamAir website, or their app which will be available from February.

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