NEW YORK, April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On the heels of a first successful year of partnership, Delta today signed an agreement to extend its partnership with US Helicopter (OTCBulletinBoard:USHP). Customers traveling to or from Delta's hub at New York's John F. Kennedy International airport will continue to enjoy the only eight-minute airport shuttle service, through the partnership between Delta and US Helicopter Corporation. The service operates from two New York City heliports exclusively to Gate 11 at Delta's JFK Terminal 3.
Delta's global travelers will continue to enjoy unrivaled benefits from US Helicopter service including:
-- Eight-minute travel time between New York City Heliports and JFK; -- Federally regulated TSA security clearance at NYC Heliports before arriving at JFK for departing flights; -- Convenient check-in and boarding passes to final destinations and -- Baggage check to final destination.
"We are delighted to continue and expand our partnership and to support Delta's global route network; by offering business travelers unparalleled service during their airport commute to and from JFK and Manhattan's heliports," said Jerry Murphy, chief executive officer and president of US Helicopter.
US Helicopter operates 27 daily flights, Monday through Friday, to and from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, near Wall Street, the Atlantic Metroport at East 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan and Delta's Terminal 3, Gate 11 at JFK. Additional service is offered between Manhattan and Bridgeport, CT. The ticket prices for US Helicopter begin at $159 one-way, plus additional taxes and fees and may be purchased via www.flyush.com or by calling (877) 262-7676.
About US Helicopter
US Helicopter (OTCBulletinBoard:USHP) is the first scheduled airline helicopter service between Manhattan, JFK and Newark Airports in more than two decades. Presently, US Helicopter operates 325 weekly flights to and from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, Atlantic Metroport at East 34th Street, 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.
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."
Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements:
The foregoing contains "forward-looking statements", which are based on management's beliefs, as well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events and information currently available to management. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside US Helicopter's control that could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. For a more detailed description of the factors that could cause such a difference, please see US Helicopter's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. US Helicopter disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Source: US Helicopter Corporation
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