Cooperate with AirX and Seibu Holdings to provide direct flights between Tokyo and Shimoda and Hakone in summer only Travel time is 1/3 of car and price is up to 1/5 of conventional helifare
AirX Corporation Cooperate with AirX and Seibu Holdings to provide direct flights between Tokyo and Shimoda and Hakone in summer only Travel time is 1/3 of car and price is up to 1/5 of conventional helifare skyview.airos.jp/shimoda/ skyview.airos.jp/hakone/ ………………………………………………………………………………………… AirX Co., Ltd. (Head office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; Representative director: R. Tezuka, hereinafter referred to as “AirX”), which develops a traffic platform for air mobility, is Seibu Holdings, Inc. (Head office: Toshima-ku, Tokyo, President: Takashi Goto In collaboration with the “Seibu Group”, we will provide direct flight flights between Tokyo and Shimoda and Hakone for a limited time.
■ Direction / time required / charge for direct flight on helicopter (for details, see “Details on direct flight on helicopter” below) [Image 1
* 1 General vehicle use time Source: From “NAVI TIME” search ※ For 2 days of August 10th, please refer to the “Details of direct flight” below. ※ 3 helicopter charter market price AirX investigation [Image 2
■ Background of this measure AirX wants to offer the best choice for mid-range travel by using technology to bring small aircraft fares to realistic prices. Since being adopted by the Seibu group’s open innovation program “Biz Lab Accelerator 2017” last October, AirX is working with the Seibu group to challenge the next-generation transportation business with an eye to aircraft innovation. As Shimoda City in Shizuoka Prefecture and Hakone Town in Kanagawa Prefecture, which operate nonstop flights, chronic traffic congestion on the road is a major issue, as many people visit each year during the summer vacation season. By utilizing the heliport attached to the golf course and hotel operated by the Seibu Group, we will provide a quick and comfortable movement experience while looking at the superb view with a helicopter. [Image 3
The most congested road from Tokyo to Shimoda (August 12-August 15) may take over 7 hours by car, but the time required for a helicopter is approximately 55 minutes. The cost per person is 32,900 yen, which is about one third of the heli-charter market price. Similarly from Tokyo to Hakone, it may take more than three hours by car, but with a helicopter it can be moved in about 35 minutes, and the charge per person is 19,800 yen, which is about one-fifth the market price. Movement on the helicopter is comfortable and fast, but it tends to be price discouraged. Through this initiative, we aim to provide the opportunity for people to know the comfort and convenience of empty travel, even to families in the city center that often go to nearby tourist destinations such as Hakone and Shimoda. With a view to next-generation traffic innovation, AirX will build a “world where you can make the most of the sky.”
■ Comments from Seibu Holdings Through this trial with AirX, we aim to meet the needs of customers who want to travel comfortably without traffic congestion. We will continue to create new services through open innovation with the aim of becoming a corporate group that will play a central role in “Tourism Great Country Nippon”.
■ Details of direct flight I. Tokyo-Shimoda Prince Hotel Heliport direct flight (https://skyview.airos.jp/shimoda/) (1) Date: July 27-September 8 (Minimum number of passengers: 2 or more. Canceled due to irregular weather etc.) (2) Place: 1. Forward Tokyo Heliport (4-7, Shin-Kiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo) ⇒Shimoda Prince Hotel (1547-1 Shirahama Shimoda City) 2. Return Shimoda Prince Hotel 東京 Tokyo Heliport (3) Fees: 32,900 yen per person per trip (excluding tax)-(3 aircraft per person, under 3 years old free of charge, possible to board on the knee) ※ It becomes 43,900 yen (tax-excluded) from August 10 to 18th. (4) Time: 1. Forward 9:30 am ⇒ Shimoda Prince Hotel will arrive 10:25 am 2. Return 3:30 pm ⇒ Tokyo Heliport 4:25 pm scheduled to arrive II. Tokyo Hakone Prince Hotel Heliport flight (https://skyview.airos.jp/hakone/) (1) Date: July 27-September 8 (Minimum number of passengers: 2 or more. Canceled due to irregular weather etc.) (2) Place: 1. Forward Tokyo Heliport プ リ ン ス The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko (144 Hakone, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture) 2. Return The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko 東京 Tokyo Heliport (3) Fees: 19,800 yen (excluding tax) per person (one-person capacity: 3 people under 3 years old free of charge, possible to board the knee) ※ It becomes 27,800 yen (tax-excluded) from August 10 to 18th. (4) Time: 1. Forward 9:30 am ⇒The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko 10: 5 Arrive to arrive 2. Return 4 o’clock departure ⇒ Tokyo heliport 4:35 pm scheduled to arrive [About AirX Co., Ltd.] Company Name: AirX Co., Ltd. Address: 1-1-6 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Miyako Shinjuku Building 12SHINJUKU 403 Established: February 23, 2015 Representative director: Tezuka Osamu Business description: Travel arrangement business, air transportation agency business Company URL: airx.co.jp Service URL: [AIROS] airos.jp [AIROS Skyview] skyview.airos.jp [Code Share] codeshare.flights AirX Co., Ltd. is a technology company that develops an air transit digital platform for the realization of a smart mobility society. We built the only helicopter arrangement on-demand system in Japan based on our own database of idle helicopters and landing sites, and realized immediate booking of helicopters and price reduction. Currently operates charter services “AIROS (Aeros)” and “AIROS Skyview (Aeros Skyview)” of helicopters, and CodeShare (code share) ride share service. We will optimize air traffic with a view to the rapid expansion of the air mobility market due to the emergence of next-generation aircraft.
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