HeliTaxi service for Bengaluru soon
Bengaluru will become the first city in the country to have a helicopter shuttle service by November 2017. The Heli Taxi services will become operational between the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) and Electronics City. Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha, who announced the launch, said that the service will ensure quick seamless transfers to and from the airport at a cost similar to a luxury taxi fare. The fare of luxury taxis, which ply on this route (KIA and Electronics City), is between `2,500 and `3,000. Thumby Aviation Private Ltd has been roped in to offer the shuttle services. To begin with, the services will be from KIA to Electronics City and subsequently will be extended to White Field and HAL airport. The services are expected to begin in about three months.Thumby Aviation has two Bell 412 helicopters for 13 passengers and Bell 407 as well.