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FEATURE: Helicopter taxi apps offer escape from traffic

AFP, SINGAPORE

“We are in the process of getting more operating hours, so it can become a 24/7 operation,” he said. “We hope this type of new regulation will allow us to grow the business.”

Similarly in Bengaluru, Helitaxii is only allowed to fly from 6:30am to 10am, and in a later slot between 3pm and 6pm.

While the popularity of such services is growing, analysts say there are unlikely to be large numbers of helicopter taxis taking to the skies soon as prices will remain a barrier.

There is also a lot of uncertainty surrounding the nascent industry and how it would operate, StrategicAero Research chief analyst Saj Ahmad said.

“Will there be further security screenings?” he said. “What sort of passengers will be allowed on these flights?”

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