US Helicopter Expands Airport Shuttle to Service Midtown Manhattan
US Helicopter Corporation (“US Helicopter”) (OTC Bulletin Board: USHP) announced today it will expand its scheduled, airport shuttle to service midtown businesses and hotels, operating between the East 34th Street Heliport and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty Intl. Airport. The additional routes will commence on February 5, 2007.
US Helicopter is expanding service to accommodate the midtown area’s high traffic, making business travel more convenient for all of Manhattan with an eight-minute airport commute. Service from the East 34th Street Heliport to JFK and Newark will initially serve the afternoon demand — with ten flights to/from JFK and ten flights to/from Newark.
“Following the launch of our service from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, we received an overwhelming response from the midtown business community inquiring when we would launch service from their area,” commented Jerry Murphy, chief executive officer and president of US Helicopter. “We are thrilled to now be serving these businesses by providing their travelers the convenience of the proximity of the heliport to their offices, mirroring that convenience of the existing Downtown Manhattan Heliport scheduled airline shuttle service for Wall Street.”
US Helicopter provides the business traveler with a reliable, convenient and affordable solution to the ever-dreaded airport commute, eliminating the hassle and uncertainty of road delays and security lines at the airport. All US Helicopter passengers traveling through East 34th Street clear federally regulated TSA security at the heliport. US Helicopter passengers traveling on airline partners American Airlines at JFK or Continental Airlines at Newark will be able to conveniently check in, receive their boarding passes and through-check their bags to their final destination. After an eight minute flight, customers will arrive on the secure side where they will be able to proceed directly to the departure gates when traveling with a partner airline.
Federally regulated security is made possible by TSA’s Screening Partnership Program (SPP). The program, designed to meet requirements established by the Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2001, allows US Helicopter, under contract with McNeil Security, to provide the screening personnel, while the TSA supplies the certified security equipment and oversight.
Mr. Murphy stated, “For visiting business travelers, our service to East 34th Street delivers them closer to the many hotels located in midtown.” Now that US Helicopter will be serving both New York City Heliports to/from JFK and Newark Airports, time-sensitive business travelers will save upwards of two plus hours of their valuable time, each-way.
The ticket price between the East 34th Street Heliport and JFK or Newark begins at $169 one-way, plus applicable security tax. For more information please visit www.flyush.com. Tickets can be booked by visiting the website or calling (877) 262-7676.
ABOUT US HELICOPTER
US Helicopter is the first scheduled airline helicopter service between Manhattan, JFK and Newark Airports in more than two decades. Presently, US Helicopter operates 240 weekly flights to/from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, JFK International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, as well as service to/from Downtown Manhattan Heliport and Bridgeport Sikorsky Memorial Airport serving Fairfield and New Haven counties. US Helicopter will provide the same scheduled service to/from the East 34th Street Heliport adding an additional 100 weekly flights.
Founded in 2003, US Helicopter provides scheduled, reliable, fast and affordable helicopter transportation designed to meet the needs of time-sensitive business travelers. All flights utilize state-of-the-art Sikorsky S-76 helicopters configured for eight passengers and staffed with two pilots. US Helicopter Scheduled Airline Service is designed for business travelers… “because you’re too important to wait.”
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