Blade India expands footprint to Goa; boosting heli-tourism in the state


Panaji: The Urban Air Mobility company, BLADE India in association with Goa government on Friday announced the launch of three helicopter services for inbound travellers – by the seat flights connecting Goa airport to North, South Goa and Old Goa.


The press release by the company has said that the helicopter services is meant for inbound travel and it will connect Goa Airport to North Goa, South Goa and Old Goa, a village having cluster of heritage monuments.


State chief minister Pramod Sawant inaugurated the service at Aguada helipad in North Goa on Friday.


The company has said that after an overwhelming response in Maharashtra and Karnataka, BLADE India is rapidly expanding its footprint in the country and geared up to enter India’s most preferred leisure holiday destination – Goa.


“With this launch, BLADE India aims to make Goa more accessible and navigable for travellers to discover the bounties and hidden gems at their own pace,” the company said in a press release here.


They have said that the BLADE will be providing by-the-seat helicopter services from Goa airport to North and South Goa wherein a person can book just a seat in a helicopter through the official website or app and cover this distance in a few minutes.


Talking to reporters, Sawant said that Heli Tourism will let us explore the hinterlands of Goa like never before.


“Government will gladly provide any kind of support for such initiatives to promote tourism in Goa. Many congratulations to BLADE India Aviation for successfully launching their services in the State,” he added.


Amit Dutta, MD, BLADE India says, “The aim of heli-tourism services is to make places more accessible through short-haul air mobility. The Goa airport and North – South Goa have always been disconnected due to the road travel time involved and have been a pain point for travellers in Goa and locals alike.”


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