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ANA is set to introduce from Sept.16 a complimentary helicopter transport from Tokyo Narita to central Tokyo for first-class passengers returning to the Japanese capital from New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Paris and Frankfurt.
Mori Building City Air Services signed an agreement with the airline and will provide the service at least through March 31, 2010.
On arrival at NRT, first-class passengers will be taken by limo on a 15-min. drive to the nearby Narita (Sakura) Heliport.
From there it is a 15-min. helicopter flight to Ark Hills Heliport in the centrally located Akasaka district that is headquarters for many multinational companies, embassies, major hotels and retail centers.
The service will be operated with Eurocopter EC135s seating 4-5 passengers.
Nice to see some innovative F perks are back on the menu!
In the 80s BA used to provided complementary helicopter transfers between JFK and Manhattan for Concorde, First and business class passengers who were travelling with BA transatlantic. It was good, while it lasted.
The regular cost, offered by Narita Airport Connection Service, will be 50,000 yen on each way and 90,000 yen for round trip with a standard heli. They are scheduled to operate between Akasaka Arc Hills (near Roppongi) and Narita Airport over 20 times a day, effective on September 16, 2009. The cost includes a hire limo service between the heli-port and your home, office, and accommodation. It takes approximately 30 minutes totally.