• David Reid

A US ride-sharing app for helicopters is expanding its operations to India

Blade, which launched a service between Manhattan and the Hamptons in 2014, has announced it will connect the Indian city of Mumbai with heliports at the city of Pune and religious site of Shirdi.

Working with local partners Hunch Ventures, Blade will start the service in March and claims passengers will be able to swap traffic-strewn eight-hour drives into trips as short as 35 minutes.

“India’s major cities are consistently ranked as the most congested in the world,” Rob Wiesenthal, Blade CEO, said in a press release.

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