Boby Chemmanur group to invest Rs 250 crore in helicopter taxi service

Kochi: Boby Chemmanur International group with interest in jewellery, NBFCs, real estate and resorts, is launching helicopter taxi service starting with Kerala.

The group will acquire ten helicopters on wet lease in phases to ferry people to tourist destinations. “We will be investing Rs 250 crore in the venture,” said Jisso Baby, whole time director of the group.

To start with the group will launch services to Munnar and Thekkady from Kochi . The new service will be flagged off by Kerala tourism minister Kadakampalli Surendran on Tuesday. “The helicopter can accommodate five adults and the charges will be based on the distance,’’ said John Thomas, manager of Enhance Aviation Services that will be handling the operations of the service christened as Boby Heli Taxi.

The group is considering starting the service to Wayanad and Bakel with the second helicopter. “We will employ more helicopters as per the demand. We are thinking of starting service for people in Infopark in Kochi to Technopark in Thiruvananthapuram,” Thomas said.

Baby said Boby Heli Taxi will be extended soon to 26 Boby oxygen resorts spread over the country. The service will also launched in other states in the coming years, he added.


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