Want to try riding a helicopter? This new ride-sharing service will make your dream come true.
On Wednesday, April 3, Singapore-based helicopter ride-sharing startup Ascent was finally launched here in the Philippines.
Ascent is a ride-sharing platform designed for urban air mobility. It can take passengers to and from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Pasay City, Mandaluyong City, Makati City, Bonifacio Global City, Quezon City, Clark in Pampanga, and Tagaytay City in Cavite.
When it comes to safety and reliability, the company said, “We’ve worked relentlessly to ensure the highest level of safety. To do so, we’ve collaborated closely with the regulators and have applied the highest industry standards to our cucrated partners on the ground and in-flight. All our partners are licensed and approved by regulators.”
Department of Transportation (DOTr) Usec. for Aviation and Airports Manuel Tamayo said during the launch that the helicopter ride-sharing service “complements the infrastructure projects and transformational initiatives of the DOTr.”
If you want to book a ride, all you need to do is visit their website and browse through their list of available flights. A digital flight itinerary will be sent to you after booking. Each person is allowed to bring a carry-on luggage with a maximum weight of 10 kilograms.
Check out the available flights below:
- NAIA to SM North EDSA, Quezon City – P10,900 per person
- NAIA to V&A Law Center, BGC – P8,900
- NAIA to INAEC Clark Hangar – P24,900
- SM North EDSA, Quezon City to V&A Law Center, BGC – P9,900