US Helicopter Tickets for Eight-Minute Airport Commute Now Available

Ticket Sales Begin for Flights between JFK International Airport and Downtown Manhattan Heliport

NEW YORK, March 1 /PRNewswire/ — US Helicopter, the only certified scheduled helicopter airline service in the United States, announced today tickets can now be purchased via for the eight minute airport commute between JFK International Airport (JFK) and Downtown Manhattan Heliport (JRB), at Wall Street. Flights commence March 27, 2006 for the first of several routes the company will offer.

Tickets are $139.00 one-way, plus applicable taxes/fees, a special introductory offer effective for tickets purchased by the end of April. The regular ticket price is $159.00 one-way, plus applicable taxes/fees. US Helicopter’s hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

“In a world where time is money, US Helicopter offers unparalleled convenience for business travelers who demand a quicker airport commute,” said Jerry Murphy, President and CEO of US Helicopter. “Travelers worldwide flying to and from New York City can now avoid excessive travel time, wait-time, stress and frustration associated with traveling to area airports.”

US Helicopter is the first scheduled helicopter airport shuttle service in more than a decade to provide travel between Manhattan and NYC area airports, with an average flight time of eight minutes. The service is designed to meet the needs of time-sensitive business travelers worldwide who would otherwise spend upwards of two hours or more (each-way) traveling in a taxi, town car or limo. Dedicated, non-interfering flight paths ensure reliable on-time departures and arrivals.

US Helicopter also saves travelers time, stress and the frustration of airline and airport security lines. Passengers are screened by federally regulated TSA security at the heliport, and flights land on the secure side of the airport, at JFK’s American Airlines terminal. Those traveling via the American Airlines global network and departing from Terminal 9, are checked-in at the Manhattan Heliport, where they obtain boarding passes and baggage receipts to their final destination, eliminating the need to go through customary airport security at JFK. Inbound American Airlines passengers receive a boarding passes and baggage receipts for both their American Airlines and US Helicopter flights, completing check-in to the Downtown Manhattan Heliport.

In April, service will expand to include flights from the East 34th Street Heliport to JFK. Service to and from LaGuardia and Newark Airports will commence in the second and third quarters 2006, respectively.

US Helicopter

Founded in 2003, US Helicopter provides consumers with scheduled, reliable, fast and affordable helicopter transportation between Manhattan and local airports. All flights utilize state-of-the-art Sikorsky S-76 helicopters configured for eight passengers and staffed with two pilots. US Helicopter Scheduled Airline Service is designed for business travelers … ” because you’re too important to wait.”

US Helicopter is headquartered in New York City. For more information, please visit

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