Bengaluru airport to offer HeliTaxi service

The Bengaluru International Airport will soon offer a helicopter shuttle service – HeliTaxi.

The Bengaluru International Airport Ltd (BIAL) at Devanahalli is about 40 km from the city centre and 60-70 km away from the Electronic City in south and the IT corridors in southeast and southwest.

The Electronic City is home to hundreds of technology firms and mulitnational companies. A 5-7 seat luxury cab fare is Rs 3,000 to Rs 4,000 between the airport and the city’s far end.

The Bengaluru International Airport Ltd is all set for shuttle service — HelitTaxi — using helicopters between the city and airport at the cost of a luxury cab fare.

“The aerial service will ferry air passengers to and from the airport to the city faster than private cars, cabs or buses can through dense vehicular traffic on both ways,” according to BIAL Managing Director Harsha Raghavan.