On July 9, Uber will launch its Uber Copter service in New York.
The service, announced in the New York Times, will be booked through Uber’s app and will carry passengers between Lower Manhattan and Kennedy International Airport.
The eight-minute flight will cost between $200 and $225 per person and include private ground transportation on both ends of the trip. By car or train, the trip can take one to two hours. Like Uber taxi rides, Uber Copter will also include surge pricing during busy times.
“This is a trip that so many travellers make a day, and we see an opportunity to save them a huge amount of time on it,” said Eric Allison, the head of Uber Elevate.
The Uber Copter service will only be available only to users who are Platinum and Diamond members of the company’s loyalty program, Uber Rewards.
Uber’s Uber Elevate Summit takes place this week in Washington.