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Blade, a US ride-sharing app for helicopters startup for wealthy Americans, is expanding its operations to India. Blade, a US ride-sharing startup that has been offering services to wealthy Americans since 2014, announced its plans to connect the Indian city of Mumbai with heliports at the city of Pune and religious site of Shirdi. Rob Wiesenthal, Blade CEO, said in a statement that the company will launch BLADE India this coming March. The service will enable fliers to helicopter between BLADE Lounges being constructed at convenient urban heliports, avoiding large commercial airports entirely as they transform unpredictable four to eight hours drives into short 35-minute flights.