LOOK: This New Ride-Sharing Service Lets You Book Helicopter Rides

Why spend time in traffic when you can fly?

(SPOT.ph) In a world where time is precious, spending it stuck in the Metro's ever-present hellish traffic can be all kinds of frustrating, especially when you have flights to catch and important meetings to attend. Enter Ascent, a new ride-sharing service that promises to reduce your travel time by up to 70%—by flying over the city in a helicopter.

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Ascent is a helicopter ride-sharing platform designed for urban air mobility, taking passengers to and from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City, Mandaluyong City, Makati City, Bonifacio Global City, Quezon City, Clark in Pampanga, and Tagaytay City in Cavite. You can book a flight through their website.

Ascent also ensures that their flights meet safety standards. "We've worked relentlessly to ensure the highest level of safety. To do so, we've collaborated collaborated closely with the regulators and have applied the highest industry standards to our [curated] partners on the ground and in-flight," the ride-sharing provider said on their website.

Curated flights available are operated by INAEC, a pioneer in the Philippine aviation industry. Ascent / Website
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You can browse through their list of available flights and book one that fits your schedule. A digital flight itinerary, which you need to present on the day of your flight, will be sent to you. Each person is allowed to bring a carry-on luggage with a maximum weight of 10 kilograms.

At the moment, you can pay using Paypal and Dragonpay.

Here are the available flights as of writing:

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to SM North EDSA in Quezon City

Travel time: 15 minutes
Price: From P9,900 to P10,900 per person

NAIA to V&A Law Center in Bonifacio Global City (BGC)

Travel time: 10 minutes
Price: P8,900

NAIA to INAEC Clark Hangar in Clark, Pampanga

Travel time: 30 minutes
Price: P24,900

SM North EDSA to V&A Law Center in BGC

Travel time: 12 minutes
Price: P9,900

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