Strengthening its positioning in Southern India, BLADE India has added Hampi as its third route in Karnataka. BLADE will begin weekly by-the-seat services between Bengaluru – Hampi starting February 18th, 2022. Bookings for the same are open.
Travel from Bengaluru to Hampi takes 7 hours by road which will now be significantly reduced to a 1.2 hour flight. This enables travelers to spend more time exploring the ruins of Hampi rather than spending half a day on travelling. Travelers flying into the city can board the flight from Jakkur vertiport, 20 minutes away from Kempegowda International Airport. Prices per person one way between Bengaluru to Hampi will cost INR 35,000/- plus taxes. BLADE fliers can avail all round holistic experience through their baggage, ground transfers and partner benefits.
This is BLADE’s second launch within a span of two months since its pilot operations between Bangalore – Coorg and Kabini in December 2021. This also makes the brand the only player in the state to offer by-the-seat helicopter services, connecting congested and inaccessible ground routes through an efficient air transport system.
Commenting on expansion of its services, Payal Satish, Commercial Director, BLADE India said, “As a magnificent city of ruins, Hampi boasts riches in terms of culture & history and enjoys footfalls from across the country. However, enduring long hours of road travel to and from Bangalore eats into the precious time that travelers could otherwise spend enjoying their holiday. BLADE aims to mitigate this pain point and allow fliers to experience efficiency in their travel and make Hampi more accessible. ”