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US Helicopter drops prices for holidays in attempt to boost passenger numbers

9th December 2008 - 09:10 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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US Helicopter Corporation ("US Helicopter") is pleased to announce a special holiday fare sale. Now through December 31st, a one-way ticket on its 8-Minute Airport Shuttle starts at $99. All inbound flights from JFK or Newark Liberty Airport will sell for $99 if purchased by December 31st.

US Helicopter also offers $159 "Gift Vouchers" for a one-way flight that can be used on any flight at any time in the coming 12 months.

"For those people looking for an unusual gift that will really impress, the US Helicopter experience is the best offer available in New York for the coming holiday season," said US Helicopter chief executive officer and president Jerry Murphy. He continued: "We all have friends, colleagues and loved ones who will travel into or out of New York in the coming weeks -- what better gift could one think of except a great 8-Minute ride to the airport on US Helicopter?"

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(2), all at the heliport. They then board the luxury aircrafts and enjoy an eight-minute flight, along with the spectacular sights of the Manhattan skyline and avoid long lines upon their arrival at the airport.

US Helicopter's frequently scheduled flights operate between 7:00 AM and 8:00 PM. 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 - News) 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.

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."

(1) All fares are one-way. Tickets must be purchased by December 31, 2008 for travel up to January 16, 2009. This offer applies to flights between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM. For flights leaving Manhattan from 4:00 PM on during this limited-time offer, the normal fare of $159 applies. The non-refundable fare shown includes Federal Tax of 7.5%. The following fees are not included: Federal segment fees of up to $6.80, September 11th security fee of up to $5.00 and passenger facility charges of up to $4.50. Bookings by phone will be charged an additional $20.00. $50.00 change fee applies to all changes. Passengers who purchased the $99 outbound tickets and fly after January 16, 2009 will be required to pay a $50 change fee plus the current ticket price difference.

(2) 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.

 

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