Urban Air Mobility company, BLADE India in association with the state government of Goa, today announced the launch of 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 to soak in the stunning shorelines of the state. The press meet was attended by the Honourable Chief Minister of Goa, Dr. Pramod Sawant whose endeavour is to introduce heli-tourism services in the state for better connectivity and accessibility for both travellers and locals alike.
After an overwhelming response in Maharashtra and Karnataka, BLADE India is rapidly expanding its footprint in the country and geared up to enter India’s most preferred leisure holiday destination – Goa. 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 says, “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.”
Following the commencement, Dr. Pramod Sawant, Chief Minister of Goa says, “Heli Tourism will let us explore the hinterlands of Goa like never before. The 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.”