American multinational ridesharing company that focuses on peer-to-peer ridesharing, ride service hailing, food delivery, and a bicycle-sharing system has now added helicopter ride to its service. Uber launches its John F. Kennedy International Airport helicopter shuttle service to more people in a service called Uber Copter.
Depending on demand, the eight-minute flight to or from JFK with Uber Copter will set you back between $200 and $225. Included in that fee is ground transportation on either side of the helicopter flight.
The service is currently available to Uber riders in the USA. According to Uber’s spokesperson the service is a way to work on Uber Air, the company’s upcoming electric air taxi service. “We’ve built Uber Copter to provide us with insight and real-world experience as we continue to lay the foundation for Uber Air,” they said at the time. Uber plans to launch Uber Air in Los Angeles, Dallas and Melbourne, Australia in 2023.
Few things you need to know about Uber Copter
- An Uber car transports riders to the helicopter
- Riders are escorted to the Uber Copter
- Riders have access to the tail number of the helicopter
- Riders are limited to personal item and a single piece of baggage
- Riders can only travel between Manhattan and JFK