Goa Chief Minister Launches 3 Helicopter Services to Boost Tourism | Travel

On Friday, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant launched three helicopter services in Goa in association with BLADE India. “These services are necessary for tourism, medical emergencies and commercial purposes of Goa. Both tourists and locals will be able to access the service,” he said. After the start, he added, “Heli Tourism will allow us to explore the hinterland of Goa like never before” and assured that the government would gladly support initiatives to promote tourism in the state.

The services have been launched for inbound travelers to Goa to provide per seat helicopter services by connecting North Goa Airport, South Goa and Old Goa Airport, Private Charter Services from Maharashtra and within Goa and experiential flights to soak up the beautiful shores of the state.

With this launch, BLADE India intends to make Goa more accessible and navigable for travelers to discover bounties and hidden gems at their own pace.

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Sawant emphasized the introduction of helitourism services in the state for better connectivity and accessibility for travelers and locals.

After receiving an overwhelming response in Maharashtra and Karnataka, BLADE India is rapidly expanding its footprint in the country and gearing up to enter India’s favorite leisure holiday destination, Goa.

“The real beauty of India lies in Bharat – the interiors. These interiors, today, are hard to reach, so we need helicopter-based solutions that can connect potential tourists to the real Bharat and create opportunities for them,” said Sunny Guglani, Head of Airbus Helicopters for India and South Asia.

Gulglani also believes that helicopters can play a pivotal role in unlocking Goa’s true potential in tourism and “Goa can lead the rest of the country in this (tourism),” he added.

Commenting on the introduction of new routes, Mr. Amit Dutta, MD, BLADE India says, “The aim of helitourism services is to make places more accessible through air mobility over short distances. Goa Airport and North-South Goa have always been disconnected. due to the road travel time involved and have been a pain point for travelers to Goa and locals alike. The goal is to bridge the gap between the two places and help local communities and businesses thrive by being connected.”

BLADE is an Urban Air Mobility (UAM) platform committed to reducing travel friction with a personalized flight experience and providing fast air travel alternatives to some of the most congested and inaccessible land routes in India. .

BLADE India is a joint venture between New York-headquartered BLADE Urban Air Mobility Inc. and New Delhi-based venture capital firm Hunch Ventures, which launched in Maharashtra in 2019.

With BLADE, one can book per seat on scheduled flights within Maharashtra, between Mumbai-Pune-Shirdi-Hilton Shillim and Aamby Valley; in Karnataka between Bangalore, Evolve Back Resorts Coorg and Kabini, Mercara Golf Course Madikeri or charter anywhere in the country and abroad.

It has also partnered with Airbus to expand its short-haul air mobility services in India through fleet expansion and further explore and expand UAM in the country.

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