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Just Like Ola & Uber, Now Get Set To Book A Helicopter Taxi. Know All About It Here

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| July 20 , 2017 , 20:11 IST

Just as conveniently as ordering a taxi on Ola or Uber, a new taxi app will let you hire a helicopter for transportation.

Yes, an app named Vroom has been launched in the Sao Paulo that will let you hire a helicopter for transportation.

Referring to the extreme congestion and traffic in the city, Gustavo Boyde, a Brazilian who lives in the US says that the hops above the city are the only way to get around.

He said, “I’ve opted for helicopters” as he moved in the chopper towards the airport.

Sao Paulo is the biggest city in South America, home to more than 12 million residents. Considering the population, it’s not hard to imagine the traffic and congestion problems in the city.

In these extreme conditions, this new venture seems like a potential lifeline for the people who don’t have the luxury of time.

Despite providing this lifeline service in one of the most necessitous cities, the app has kept their prices competitively low.

To evaluate the fare, the app requires the passenger to enter their weight along with that of their baggage. Boyde’s ride to the to the airport around 30 kilometers away from his starting point only took him a total of $150 and nine minutes.

Voom's executive director, Uma Subramanian says, “Our goal is to make helicopter transport accessible to more people so that the helicopter is seen as an alternative.”

Despite being perfect in all other means, Vroom does have one flaw. You can’t enjoy the Vroom service in a bad weather.

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