SkyShuttle is set to launch shared business Jets and helicopter flights from next week. The company will start scheduled business jet flights between Mumbai and Bengaluru and helicopter services from Juhu airport to industrial towns.
The flights on the Mumbai-Bengaluru route will be operated by an aircraft between 6 and 14 seats.
“These will essentially be flights with luxuries of a business Jet flight but with a schedule. So, a passenger will not have to be at the airport two hours before the flight and will be saving time in Bengaluru too because our flight will be landing at the old airport in Bengaluru that is within the city,” Kanika Tekriwal, founder of SkyShuttle stated.
It is being said that there is a market for flights in this segment but the pricing has to be right. While the fare to Bengaluru will cost between Rs 16,000 and Rs 38,000 per passenger, helicopter flights will cost up to Rs 35,000 per passenger.
SkyShuttle has an investment of about Rs 12 crore from its promoters for the first three months and is expecting to expand at various other routes.