BLADE India launches helicopter services in Goa
Urban Air Mobility company, BLADE India in association with the Government of Goa, has launched three helicopter services for inbound travellers – by the seat flights – connecting Goa airport to North, South Goa and old Goa airport, private charter services from Maharashtra and within Goa and experiential flights. At the launch of the event, Chief Minister of Goa, Dr. Pramod Sawant, who aims to promote heli-tourism in the state, was present on the occasion.
Following the commencement, Sawant said, “Heli Tourism will let us explore the hinterlands of Goa like never before. Government will gladly provide any kind of support for such initiatives to promote tourism in Goa. Many congratulations to BLADE India Aviation for successfully launching their services in the state.”
After a good response in Maharashtra and Karnataka, BLADE India is rapidly expanding its footprint in the country. With this launch, BLADE India aims to make Goa more accessible and navigable for travellers to discover the bounties and hidden gems at their own pace.
BLADE will be providing by-the-seat helicopter services from Goa airport to North and South Goa wherein a person can book just a seat in a helicopter through the official website or app and cover this distance in a few minutes. Travellers can also opt for short experiential helicopter flights of 10-15 minutes to bask in the beautiful Goa views from atop or charter the entire aircraft should they wish to from nearby cities such as Mumbai, Pune and other neighbouring towns or within Goa as well. A few other landing points in Goa are Surla, Sanquelim in North Goa.
On the introduction of new routes, Amit Dutta, MD, BLADE India, said,, “The aim of heli-tourism services is to make places more accessible through short-haul air mobility. The Goa airport and North – South Goa have always been disconnected due to the road travel time involved and have been a pain point for travellers in Goa and locals alike. The goal is to bridge the gap between the two locations and help local communities and businesses thrive by being connected”.