On March 1, Wings Air Helicopters will begin morning commuter flights from Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York, to Manhattan East 34th Street Heliport. Operating three days a week—Monday, Wednesday, and Friday—the 15-minute flight in the company’s six-passenger Airbus AS350 departs at 8 a.m.
The price is $499 per seat, with discounts available for frequent fliers, and reservations are subject to a 48-hour cancellation notice policy. The company plans to add additional flights as demand merits.
Wings Air Helicopters was founded by investment banker Javier Diaz in 2002. It offers charter and air tour flights and flight training and operates an Airbus AS350 and AS355, as well as a Robinson R44 Raven II. Diaz is a native of Colombia and comes from a family of pilots, including his father and uncle. His firm has also participated in various movie projects such as “The Bourne Legacy,” “Now You See Me,” and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”