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Published on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

United launches helicopter flights from Manhattan to Newark


United Airlines is hoping to entice more Manhattan high fliers away from JFK and LaGuardia Airports.

Banking on the 'time is money' adage of hard-pressed business travellers, United is touting transfers from downtown Manhattan to its Newark hub in just 10 minutes - by helicopter.

For executives willing to pay for the convenience, it has started offering on-demand chopper flights from three Manhattan helipads to Newark in partnership with operator HeliFlite.

The recently launched service has a price tag of $2,099 for up to three travelers and an extra $100 more for up to six passengers.

It is the first helicopter transfer United has offered, said spokesman Robert Einhorn, and is available to book on United's website.

The cost includes car transfer to the airport terminal.

Delta Air Lines also offers a helicopter transfer service to JFK Airport.

United recently upped the ante for premium fliers at Los Angeles International Airport, offering exclusive perks and access to a private terminal.

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