BENGALURU: The heli-taxi services from Electronics City to Kempegowda International Airport has ferried around 2,000 passengers since its launch in March 2018. Kerala-based Thumby Aviation, which launched the service, said the helicopter taxi is most popular among corporate professionals. The company also started out-station services four to five months ago from Bengaluru to Coorg, Chikkamagaluru, Mysuru, Belgaum and Chitradurga.
“When we started, we had only a 30 per cent occupancy for each ride. The occupancy then increased to 60 per cent. Most passengers so far are corporate professionals attending meetings in other cities. The airport service takes 15 minutes and the outstation services to Kodagu and Chikkamagaluru take around 45 minutes,” said Govind Nair, Head of Business Development, Thumby Aviation Private Ltd.