Scheduled Flights to JFK and Newark Liberty Resume on the Third Anniversary of US Helicopter Service
NEW YORK, March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Helicopter Corporation (USHP) is pleased to announce the resumption of its scheduled service at Downtown Manhattan Heliport, near Wall Street, as of March 27, 2009.
US Helicopter again offers a full daily schedule of flights from Downtown Manhattan Heliport to both JFK and Newark Liberty Airports. Starting at 7am, US Helicopter operates scheduled flights from Downtown Manhattan Heliport to JFK and EWR, connecting to its partner airlines Delta and Continental Airlines. Flights from East 34 Street Heliport, where service has remained uninterrupted, commences at 1:15 PM to JFK and EWR daily, Monday through Friday.
"We are very pleased to be back at Downtown Manhattan Heliport," US Helicopter President CEO Jerry Murphy commented. He continued, "Once again we connect the business community of Lower Manhattan with business centers around the world via our partners Delta and Continental Airlines."
The President of New York City Economic Development Corporation Seth Pinsky remarked, "We are very pleased with the resumption of US Helicopter scheduled service. I would like to congratulate US Helicopter on this its third anniversary. We will continue to support and promote the service as it clearly benefits the business community in New York and creates commercial opportunities and jobs. Over the past three years US Helicopter has demonstrated that a real market exists for this service - which is unique to New York City."
The new management company of Downtown Manhattan Heliport is now FirstFlight. Commenting on the resumption of service, FirstFlight President & CEO Ron Ricciardi said, "We are delighted to work in partnership with US Helicopter to expand scheduled airline service from Lower Manhattan to all parts of the world. Through US Helicopter we are partnered with two great US airlines - Delta and Continental Airlines."
Since its inception in March 2006, US Helicopter's scheduled service affords business travelers countless hours of saved time and a hassle free airport commute. Passengers check-in, receive their boarding pass, check baggage and clear TSA security screening through to their final destination(1), all at the heliport. They then board the luxury aircrafts and enjoy an eight-minute flight, along with the spectacular sites of the Manhattan skyline and avoiding long lines upon their arrival at the airport.
US Helicopter's frequently scheduled flights operate between 7:00 AM and 8:00 PM, Monday through Friday. For more information or to take advantage of this limited time offer, visit www.flyush.com or call the reservations office at 877-262-7676.
About US Helicopter
US Helicopter (OTC Bulletin Board: USHP) is the first scheduled airline helicopter service between Manhattan, JFK and Newark Airports in more than two decades. Presently, US Helicopter operates 270 weekly flights to/from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, Atlantic Metroport at East 34th Street, JFK International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, as well as service to Bridgeport Sikorsky Memorial Airport serving Fairfield and New Haven counties. Seasonal scheduled flights are also offered between Manhattan and East Hampton LI as well as between Belmar NJ and Manhattan.
One way fares between Manhattan and NYC airports are as low as $159. For passengers traveling on Delta and Continental Airlines, the US Helicopter service is included in many fares they offer.
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 U.S. 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 U.S. Helicopter's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission available at http://www.sec.gov. U.S. 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.
(1) The issuance of boarding passes and baggage check-through applies to passengers flying aboard US Helicopter's partner airlines, Delta Air Lines at JFK and Continental Airlines at Newark Liberty.
SOURCE US Helicopter Corporation
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