Voom launched its on-demand helicopter booking
platform in Mexico City, last week.
The Mexican capital is now the world’s second
city after Săo Paulo, Brazil, to offer helicopter commuting
Voom, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus
Helicopters, was launched in 2016 as an on-demand helicopter
booking platform allowing passengers to request a seat on a
helicopter within minutes.
By providing a more efficient
transportation option to daily commuters, it aims to address
challenges associated with rush-hour traffic by offering an
alternative form of transportation in some of the world’s most
Riders can book and take off in as little as 60 minutes or
plan their trip up to seven days in advance, and only need to
arrive at the helipad 15 minutes before boarding time. Offering
several boardings per hour, the service’s convenience pairs with a
significant savings in commute times.
With a population of 23.9
million people and well-known traffic congestion, Mexico City was
a natural choice for Voom’s second launch. Furthermore, Mexico
City has substantial helicopter infrastructure already in place,
with more than 200 helipads in its metro area. Mexico also has a
dedicated air traffic control for helicopters, allowing for more
efficient air transportation.