Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 847 times:
Umm, you´re only partly right.
For example, if you enlarge the second, the KLM photo, it says the helicopter is used for flights to the North Sea oil rigs. So that would be an operation totally unrelated to the normal business of carrying normal passengers.
As for the BA, I imagine those were used for flights to the Scilly Islands, off the Cornish coast - again, not a shuttle in the sense you´re implying (i.e. airport -> city centre) but rather a normal flight to locations a plane can´t reach.
Another example would be Malta Air Charter who serve Malta´s only domestic route on behalf of Air Malta: Malta to the neighbouring island of Gozo.
Stretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 840 times:
When I was a kid (way back in the stone age of the late 1960s) Pan Am had copter service from the top of its building in mid-town Manhattan to JFK. I will never forget those trips. Awesome views when you pulled from the rooftop at 40+ floors up!
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