The Jakarta Post
Helicity is providing 'mudik' trips on the Jakarta-Bandung route. (kompas.com/Whitesky Aviation/-)
As an alternative for mudik (the Idul Fitri exodus), Whitesky Aviation is offering a promotion for its Helicity helicopter rides.
From June 1 to 30, the special price is about Rp 12 million (US$860) for four people on the Jakarta-Bandung, West Java, route.
“We support safe and comfortable travel during mudik and the Idul Fitri holiday,” said Ari Nurwanda, Whitesky Aviation’s director of business development and marketing, as reported by kompas.com.
The Jakarta-Bandung route was chosen as it is one of the most popular services by Helicity.
Ari said that Bandung could be reached within 40 minutes from Jakarta by helicopter, an alternative to traveling by car, which can take up to 12 hours in the peak of mudik.
Helicity is also available for flying to destinations such as Bogor, Cirebon and Sukabumi, also in West Java.
With 40 flights per month, Whitesky Aviation utilizes two kinds of helicopter, namely the Bell 429 for six passengers and the Bell 505 for four passengers. (wng)