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Blade Urban Air Mobility, Inc. is expanding in the Los Angeles area to include by-the-seat helicopter routes and a new downtown L.A. rooftop heliport lounge just steps from hotels such as The NoMad LA, Ritz Carlton LA, The Standard DTLA, as well as the Staples Center. This development advances the company’s mission of enhancing the reach and affordability of intra-city aviation.
“Since expanding our continuous flight service in Manhattan and San Francisco, we are seeing faster-than-expected adoption by people choosing to fly rather than drive,” said Shivani Parikh, West Coast general manager of Blade. “Additionally, Los Angeles is on the forefront of embracing multi-modality transportation options such as auto, bike and scooter shares as new ways of saving time. Blade is now enabling another mobility option — the ability to fly short-distances bypassing ground traffic on the way to work, home, the airport or to key leisure destinations.”
New helicopter routes are between key Los Angeles destinations including Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Blade Lounge DTLA, the LA Westside, Orange County and Burbank. Additionally, flights to downtown L.A. will be conveniently scheduled for hockey and basketball games, as well as marquee concerts and events at the Staples Center.
Starting at $195 per seat, with flight times as short as five minutes, Blade consistently delivers on the promise of giving fliers fast and affordable alternatives to driving.