Uber to Offer 8-Minute Helicopter Rides to JFK for $200

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(1010 WINS) -- Uber is planning on expanding on it's ride hauling services with Uber Copter, starting July 9th, in New York City.

This new service will offer passengers helicopter flights from Lower Manhattan to JFK airport and can be booked through the uber app.

"This is a trip that so many travelers make a day, and we see an opportunity to save them a huge amount of time on it," Eric Allison, the head of Uber Elevate told The New York Times.

A one-way flight will take about eight minutes and will cost about $200 per person and will also include private ground transportation on both ends of the trip.

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