Continental Airlines has launched a summer
promotional US$59 one-way fare for US Helicopter service between
its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and
Manhattan. The discounted fare is available for all fare types on
both domestic and international itineraries for a limited time.
Continental already offers
complimentary helicopter service between Liberty and Manhattan to
customers traveling on select fares in its BusinessFirst cabin on
The special fare is
effective immediately for tickets purchased on or after August 10,
2009 for travel through September 30, 2009. Customers previously
ticketed to travel within these dates may add the US Helicopter
service at the discounted fare. No advance purchase is required.
The promotional fare does not include passenger facility charges
of up to $18 per segment, September 11 security fee of up to $5
each way, Federal segment tax of $3.60 per segment or
7.5% U.S. Transportation Tax.
Helicopter flights operate hourly, Monday through Friday from 1:15
p.m. to 7:40 p.m., connecting Continentalís Terminal C at Liberty
to the Downtown Manhattan Heliport near Wall Street and the East
34th Street Heliport in Midtown Manhattan with an eight-minute
US Helicopter customers receive TSA security
clearance at the New York heliports before departure and arrive at
Gate C-71 inside the secure area at Liberty.
The service also provides
convenient check-in, with boarding passes and baggage
check to the final destination.
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