Uber-style helicopters come to Mexico City
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.
Links 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.