Now, you can fly in a private, luxury helicopter from Bengaluru to Coorg, and more – but it won’t come cheap

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Now, you can fly in a private, luxury helicopter from Bengaluru to Coorg, and more – but it won’t come cheap
Rizwan Bachav/BLADE INDIA
  • Blade India is busy expanding its flight routes making intercity travel in a helicopter possible.
  • The US-based Blade was launched in India in November, 2019 in partnership with Hunch Ventures.
  • Blade India already had operational routes in Mumbai-Pune-Shirdi in Maharashtra.
Before Hyperloop can make its way into India, urban air mobility startup Blade India is busy expanding its flight routes making intercity travel in a helicopter possible. The company has launched new routes for people to fly in a helicopter between Bengaluru, Coorg, Hampi, Kabini and Chikmagalur.

But it’s not going to come cheap. Here are the prices for flights within Karnataka from Bengaluru.

ToOne WayReturn
Chikmagalur₹2,35,000 ₹4,70,000
Coorg₹2,30,000 ₹4,60,000
Hampi₹3,10,000 ₹6,20,000
Kabini₹2,20,000 ₹4,40,000

The US-based Blade was launched in India in November, 2019 in partnership with Hunch Ventures. Blade India already had charter service operational in routes like Mumbai-Pune-Shirdi in Maharashtra.
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“BLADE is an urban air mobility company designed to connect locations more efficiently. BLADE Anywhere is our personalised charter service that will allow customers to fly safely and conveniently. Going forward, we are working with the relevant stakeholders to bring in our by-the-seat services to various locations in and around Karnataka,” said Karanpal Singh, Founder, Hunch Ventures and BLADE India.

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