It looks like Uber is taking to the skies in New York City as the company gears up to offer a helicopter service in the Big Apple. As with the current app, users will be able to order up flight service on the new “Uber Copter” app. Test flights have already happened on routes between a Wall Street heliport and JFK International.
The service is going to open to the public on July 9th in NYC and will cost about $225 per passenger. Uber supposedly has plans to offer the service in other major cities.
This kind of service isn’t all that new in New York City. A start up by the name of Blade Urban Air Mobility has been offering a similar service through a mobile app with regular flights from Manhattan to three area airports, six days a week for around $200 a passenger.
When Uber went public last month spokes people focused a lot on Uber’s investment all kinds of transportation. While being the world’s largest ride-hailing service, Uber also runs scooter rentals, electric bikes, cars and now has added helicopters to the list.
Vietnam-based ride-hailing startup Be has raised an “a huge number of US Dollars” in front of its opening date, December 17.
The financial specialists taking an interest in the subsidizing round are undisclosed, however Be Founder and CEO Tran Thanh Hai revealed to The Star at a starting occasion in Hanoi that they were all “household” speculators.
The CEO additionally named Vietnam Prosperity Joint Stock Commercial Bank as a key financial specialist in the organization, giving assets to its activities.
The stage will begin off with a vehicle and motorbike-riding administrations, with the objective to anchor 110,000 drivers crosswise over Vietnam before the year’s over.
Over the long haul, it will likewise present nourishment conveyance, dispatch, e-installment, and financing administrations, like what Southeast Asian ride-hailing goliaths Grab and Go-Jek have executed in its greatest markets.
In Vietnam, Be will contend straightforwardly with Grab and Go-Jek, who had as of late entered the market through an element named Go-Viet.
In the nation, Grab has likewise been engaged with a fight in court with nearby taxi organization Vinasun Corp.
As in numerous business sectors, ride-hailing organizations in Vietnam likewise confronted administrative issues.
It remains an exchange whether such organization ought to be put under the transportation or tech organization class; every classification would subject the organization into an alternate arrangement of necessities.