I am happy to announce that Antibes Yachting is an official commercial partner with BLADE.
Four years ago, Monagasque operator Monacair bought Héli Sécurité in Saint-Tropez. A deal between Monacair and BLADE was then completed in May 2022. Then, in June 2022, Monacair bought Azur Hélicoptères in Cannes. In total, the group now has a fleet of around 30 helicopters. Under the agreements, BLADE agreed to buy the routes and heliports, however, the three operators will retain their fleets with Blade being their sole customer, extending an asset-light strategy in which the US group has sought to put its brand on the most popular routes served by helicopters before the expected arrival of a new generation of electric vertical aircraft, known as eVTOLs or EVAs.
BLADE is a technology-powered, global urban air mobility platform committed to reducing travel friction by enabling cost-effective air transportation alternatives to some of the most congested ground routes in the U.S., Canada or in Europe. No company flies more people in and out of city centres than BLADE.
In Europe, you can book by-the-seat on 7-minute scheduled flights between Nice and Monaco and you can charter from the BLADE Lounges from Monaco, Nice Airport, Cannes, or Saint-Tropez all year long, as well as helicopter tours.
During winter season, BLADE provides charter flights from Geneva, Zurich, or Archamps Airport to the most prestigious ski resorts in the French and Swiss Alps such as Courchevel, Méribel, Megève, and Chamonix.
Today, the Company predominantly uses helicopters for its passenger routes and is also one of the largest air medical transporters of human organs for transplant in the world. Its asset-light model, coupled with its exclusive passenger terminal infrastructure, is designed to facilitate a seamless transition to Electric Vertical Aircraft (“EVA” or “eVTOL”), enabling lower-cost air mobility to the public that is both quiet and emission-free.
To book your BLADE transfers and helicopter tours
The most requested line is Nice Airport to Monaco. During summer, there is also Saint-Tropez, Cannes, and Italy. Helicopter transfers for major events such as the Cannes Film Festival, Monaco Grand Prix, Cannes Yachting Festival, and Monaco Yacht Show are extremely popular. During the winter, mountain destinations are attractive including Courchevel, Geneva, Gstaad, and Switzerland in general.
To book your BLADE transfer or helicopter tour for the French Riviera, Monaco, or ski destinations, contact me by email: [email protected]