Air taxi service from downtown Chicago to O’Hare could launch by summer

posted on 19th February 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Air taxi service from downtown Chicago to O’Hare could launch by summer

By ROBERT CHANNICK, chicagotribune

When the pandemic subsides and people resume flying en masse again, there may be a new way to get from downtown Chicago to O’Hare International Airport — by helicopter.

Blade, a New York-based “urban air mobility” provider, announced Thursday it has partnered with the downtown heliport Vertiport Chicago to launch air taxi service as early as this summer.

Longer term, the company hopes to transform to an emerging technology — electric-powered helicopters — to expand its service in Chicago and other markets.