NYC Buzz: New Helicopter Airport Service

Jetsetters take note: New York City-based helicopter service Gotham Air is now offering helicopter transfers between Manhattan and JFK or Newark Airports. 

To celebrate the launch, first time riders can book a $99 flat rate flight by selecting a departure from one of three Manhattan heliports. 

Features of the new service include:

-Flights available seven days a week
-Complimentary hors d'oeuvres provided by Chef Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery
-Beverage services available for afternoon flights
-Luxury helicopter interiors feature Hermes leather furnishings
-VIP lounges and ground support concierge services
-Inclement weather guarantee backed by Tesla; Gotham Air will pick up guests at their home or office in Manhattan and whisk them to the airport in a sleek Tesla S on occasions when the winds are too high or the cloud cover is too low

Crowd sourced flight reservations will begin today and regularly scheduled flights will roll out by spring 2015. 

Flights can be booked by logging onto or downloading the free GothamAir app at the Apple iTunes Store in early February 2015.