Voom is now operating its helicopter haling service in Mexico City. Voom began operating its helicopter haling service yesterday.

Uber-like helicopters operating in CDMX

Voom offers on-demand helicopter taxi service

Ride-hailing services broke new ground in Mexico five years ago, but that was for ground transportation. Now, travelers can hail a helicopter.


The on-demand helicopter booking platform called Voom launched its services yesterday in Mexico City, operating five aircraft from several locations including Montes Urales, Interlomas and the Mexico City and Toluca airports.

A subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters, Voom said in a press release that Mexico City has substantial helicopter infrastructure already in place, with more than 200 helipads in the metropolitan area. It also has dedicated air traffic control for helicopters, allowing for more efficient air transportation.

Most trips within the city are about 10 minutes long, the company said.

A flight from Montes Urales to the city’s international airport, a route that Voom expects to be one of the most popular, takes eight minutes and costs 2,500 pesos (US $134). It said the trip would typically take two hours by road during rush hour.

Bookings can be made up to seven days or just 60 minutes before a flight, and passengers must be at the helipad 15 minutes before boarding time.

“Airbus is interested in urban airborne mobility,” said Voom CEO Uma Subramanian. “We saw that [Mexico City] was a large city where traffic is a problem but one that also has the infrastructure to develop helicopter use.”

The ride-hailing service Cabify announced in 2015 that it would operate a helicopter service called CabiFLY, but it no longer appears to be operating.

Source: El Economista (sp)

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  • Amazing opportunity for the elite in the city.

    • WestCoastHwy

      No not elite, the “Privileged”, there is nothing in Mexico that is “Elite”…….sorry. As with all things which included Mexico, there are stratus of values and anything Mexican is always part of the lower stratus even though it has privilege. I would contribute that to “Mexican Institutions”.

      • What are you babbling about, you’re not making any sense. Besides that, in many ways elite is synonym to privileged. Just check your dictionary.

        • David Nichols

          Babbling is what WCH does best…if he doesn’t disagree with the basic sentiment expressed in a post, he will decry the manner in which it was stated…
          He considers himself to be a giant intellect in a land of mental Lilliputians…
          Sadly, it just ain’t so…!!!

          • WestCoastHwy

            Group mentality attack!

          • jesus christ

            I believe they are jealous of you WCH because you live on the beach next to the golf course in a private compound with young hookers!

        • WestCoastHwy

          Who are you to be tell me I don’t make sense? You arrogant low life, piss off!

        • jesus christ

          You idiot Auke Vos……..elite and privileged maybe synonyms but they are defined differently of which you must be uneducated to understand.

      • Carl Mag

        Seriously, you, again? hating on any positive post about Mexico or Mexicans. Why I always find you commenting on Mexico News Daily? What is it that bothers you?

        • WestCoastHwy

          Seriously, you again? if your not Mexican or live in Mexico piss off you ignorant gringo! It’s people like you that think your special.

  • WestCoastHwy

    George Jetson would be proud!

    • WestCoastHwy

      I see the morons below are just a bunch of Mexican lovers, why do you go out or to your nearest Mexican city and pick up some trash and make yourselves useful!

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