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Helicopter platform Voom launches in San Francisco
Voom clients pay on a per-seat basis, and in order to keep prices affordable, the platform pools passengers travelling to the same destination. To schedule a trip with Voom, customers can use an app or go online.

Voom, an Airbus company, has launched its helicopter service in the US, starting with the San Francisco Bay area. Expanding upon its existing service in Latin America, Voom provides a means to quickly fly over traffic between five Bay area airports: Napa, Oakland, Palo Alto, San Francisco and San Jose.

Travellers pay on a per-seat basis, and in order to keep prices affordable, the platform pools passengers travelling to the same destination. To schedule a trip with Voom, customers can use the Voom app or go online, enabling them to book in seconds and reach their destination in minutes. Passengers can book flights up to one hour before departure. On the day of travel, the passenger checks in at the designated helipad 15 minutes before boarding time.

“Based on Airbus' aviation expertise and our proven success offering our helicopter service in Brazil and Mexico, Voom is uniquely positioned to lead the transformation of air travel in the world's most congested cities,” says Voom CEO Clément Monnet. “We are excited to offer our service in the US and to launch in the same location where Voom was born. Our service will make it easy and affordable for business travellers to travel quickly from locations such as the San Francisco airport to San Jose in only 20 minutes, rather than sitting in traffic for hours trying to get to a meeting.”

Voom works with vetted third party helicopter operators and helipads to deliver its service, and is not an operator. The Voom platform connects passengers with certified helicopter operators in the Voom network. All third-party operators must meet rigorous standards for safety and excellence.

For business travellers in the US, the company is also launching its Voom for Business solution, which enables firms to manage employee travel. With a specialised dashboard, Voom for Business is designed to simplify billing under one account and to enable the easy booking of flights for employees by other team members.

The company also offers easy access to full-aircraft charters to additional regional airports, such as Half Moon Bay, Monterey, Livermore and Sacramento.

Voom launched its helicopter service in 2017 in Brazil and has flown tens of thousands of passengers. In São Paulo Voom operates a network of six helipads: Alphaville, Campo de Marte, Berrini, Paulista, Itaim Bibi, and Guarulhos Airport. In Mexico City, it operates a network of six helipads to serve its passengers: Montes Urales, Santa Fe, Interlomas, Zona Esmeralda, Toluca Airport and Mexico City airport.

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