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Uber-style helicopters come to Mexico City

Monday, March 12, 2018

An on-line helicopter booking service, Voom since last week lets users book a flight with notice of between 60 minutes and seven days, linking various​ destinations in the Mexico City area.

​L​inks include Benito Juarez International Airport, Adolfo López Mateos International Airport in Toluca State, and corporate centers in the capital.

The service, offered Monday to Friday from 7 am to 7 pm, lets users cut commuting time from as much as several hours to as little as 15 minutes, at prices which range from the equivalent of $150 to $300, according to the company.

An on-line platform, Voom connects passengers with two operators.

Founded in 1981, Transportes Aéreos Pegaso operates a fleet which includes five types of Airbus Helicopter – 130, 135, 145, 155 and 175 - with capacity ranging from six to 13 passengers.

Founded in 1977, Aeroservicios Especializados flies three models of Bell Helicopters - 407, 412 and 429 - as well as the AugustaWestland 139.

A subsidiary of Airbus SE, Voom started operations in Sao Paolo last year.

Voom’s CEO is Uma Subramanian, an executive at A3, Airbus’ Silicon Valley technology center.