After Manila launch, Singapore start-up looks to take helicopter-sharing service to KL, Bangkok

Ascent Urban Air Mobility founders, Frenchman Lionel Sinai-Sinelnikoff (left) and Singaporean Darren T'ng, believe the service would be useful in cities plagued by traffic jams.
Ascent Urban Air Mobility founders, Frenchman Lionel Sinai-Sinelnikoff (left) and Singaporean Darren T'ng, believe the service would be useful in cities plagued by traffic jams.PHOTO: ASCENT URBAN AIR MOBILITY

SINGAPORE - Fancy forking out $180 for a seven-minute helicopter flight to beat the traffic jam in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur the next time you visit these cities? This could be an option soon, if a Singapore start-up's plans take flight.

Helicopter ride-sharing platform Ascent Urban Air Mobility, which was launched in the Philippines' capital city Manila on April 8, aims to expand its services to four other cities in the region.

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