Targeting executives and luxury travelers, the helicopters will fly to central business districts in Makati City and Taguig City, as well as airports in Manila and Clark.
Tired of the unwanted traffic and willing to spend thousands of pesos to avoid it? A Singapore-based tech startup, Ascent Flights Global is set to launch its helicopter ride-sharing service, initially, in the Philippines. The company also has plans of expanding its business to Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, and Japan.
Currently, Ascent offers bookings to and from the following areas:
- Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) INAEC Manila Hangar, Pasay City
- St Luke’s Medical Center, Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City
- V&A Law Center, BGC, Taguig City
- SM City North EDSA, Quezon City
- The Peninsula Manila, Makati City
- City Track Oval, Tagaytay City
Sinai-Sinelnikoff said the firm aims to provide another solution to the metro’s worsening traffic situation.
Booking of helicopter rides through Ascent Flights will be available starting April 8 for routes within Manila and to nearby areas.
Services like luggage transport and first and last mile transport are also available on Ascent Flights.
The company is eyeing to tap into the high-end tourism market in the Philippines for its flight services, expanding routes to the Visayas and Mindanao later this year.