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Now, a chopper service between North and South Goa

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant inaugurated the service at Aguada helipad in North Goa. With this launch, the company aims to make Goa more accessible and navigable for travellers

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Helicopter transport firm BLADE announced on Friday May 20, the launch of its helicopter services in Goa, offering rides for local travellers as well as tourists. PTI reported that the helicopter services was meant for inbound travel and it would connect Goa Airport to North Goa, South Goa and Old Goa – a village having cluster of heritage monuments.

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant inaugurated the service at Aguada helipad in North Goa. With this launch, the company aims to make Goa more accessible and navigable for travellers, it added.

BLADE has three landing points: North Goa (in Surla), South Goa and Old airport. Heli-tourism services will make places more accessible through short-haul air mobility, said Amit Dutta, managing director at BLADE India.

Goa is the third state for BLADE India, a joint venture between New York-based BLADE Urban Air Mobility Inc and Delhi-based venture capital firm Hunch Ventures

“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,” Dutta said..

BLADE said it will provide fly-by-the-seat helicopter services from Goa airport to North and South Goa wherein a customer can book a seat in a helicopter through the company’s official website or app. Besides, a customer can also charter the entire chopper for travel within the state as well as inter-state (Maharashtra), it stated. Also, travellers can opt for short experiential helicopter flights of 10-15 minutes to enjoy an aerial view of Goa, BLADE said in the release.

Goa is the third state for BLADE India, a joint venture between New York-based BLADE Urban Air Mobility Inc and Delhi-based venture capital firm Hunch Ventures.

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