US-based helicopter transport services provider Blade’s Indian subsidiary ‘Blade India’ which launched in 2019 on Tuesday has introduced an end-to-end personalized air charter service ”Blade Anywhere”
BLADE Anywhere is an extension of the brand’s time-efficient short-haul flights and seamless experience, connecting any destination with more value additions for its customers.
A trusted UAM lifestyle service, BLADE provides a safe, personalized, hassle-free, and convenient option for consumers opting for charter services.
This exclusive service by BLADE was launched in Maharashtra and the seat services resume from November 2. The bookings can be made on the website, on the app, and via the Flier Relations team.
The service will be available at ₹ 95,000 (for Maharashtra) excluding handling fee and landing charges per hour in the air (for the entire charter), said the spokesperson.
Apart from the standard benefits that chartering offers, BLADE Anywhere goes above and beyond in making the journey an experience in itself.
Once a customer books, they’re assigned a dedicated relationship manager to take care of all their travel needs. The customers’ experience starts with a pickup and drops off through on-ground premium automobile partners; curated and customizable menus of food and beverages, and a warm customer experience team to ensure the BLADE experience.
The luxury of flying anytime-anywhere with limited people compared to crowded spaces, reduced touchpoints, specially designed face masks, customized F&B from various hospitality partners and a short wait at the BLADE Lounge are some of the key benefits of BLADE Anywhere.
The in-flight experience includes Bose noise cancellation headsets, pre-loaded content by partners such as Jio-Saavn, and customizable menus. Other benefits include travel concierge services, privileges from programs such as BMW Excellence Club and Quintessentially, personalized hospitality, etc.
Given the current situation of the pandemic, BLADE Anywhere addresses the need of the hour. Keeping the required safety and hygiene concerns in mind for the passenger and staff, BLADE India has set in place safety and hygiene protocols at the lounges and inside the aircraft.
BLADE has implemented guidelines issued by the GOI, WHO, and industry-leading Health, Safety, and Sanitisation protocols designed by its parent company, FLY BLADE USA. Safety measures include regular testing of the crew, contactless temperature checks of passengers and crew, masks and face shields for all aboard, sanitization of the lounges and cars, aircraft decontamination with an airline-grade fogging system after each flight.
Speaking on BLADE Prime, Karanpal Singh, Founder, Hunch Ventures, and BLADE India says, “Travel today must be about more than just the transportation of it. Blade ANYWHERE is about safety, convenience, and the full experience of private travel.”
BLADE India has partnered with leading travel management company, Tamarind Global, to provide customers holistic travel solutions.
Speaking on the partnership, Mahesh Shirodkar, MD, Tamarind Global says, “I am very excited about this partnership between Tamarind Global and BLADE India. It gives us the opportunity to curate exclusive product offerings for our discerning clients, more so now when concerns around health and safety, drive customer needs. This partnership will also bring to BLADE India, the extensive network and customer base that Tamarind Global has built over the past 14 years.”