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Blade and Emirates partner to enable seamless booking of flights between Dubai and Monaco

NEW YORK, May 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLDE, “Blade”), a global Urban Air Mobility company, announced a partnership with Emirates that enables passengers to travel between Dubai and Monaco on a single, cost-effective ticket seamlessly connecting from their Emirates flight at Nice International Airport to a Blade helicopter that will fly them into Monaco. Blade provides continuous helicopter flights between Nice and Monaco all year.

Upon landing at the Monte Carlo heliport, Blade’s ground transfer service will drive the passengers to their final destination. Emirates and Blade are globally renowned for their exceptional passenger experience and this partnership takes it to the next level.

The partnership is facilitated by GO7, a global leader in airline booking technologies.

A hallmark of Blade’s customer service and hospitality in New York City is its network of highly designed private lounges that evoke the Golden Age of Aviation, from the one-to-one personal service and amenities to the inspired art on the walls. In 2023, Blade opened their first European lounge at the Monaco heliport, and in early June, passengers at Nice International Airport can enjoy and unwind in one of their two new private lounges in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 before connecting to their Blade helicopter or commercial flight.

When Emirates passengers fly Blade back from Monaco to Nice Airport, they will have their luggage checked from Monaco to their final destination. Upon arrival at Nice Airport, they will be escorted to the helipad-side security clearance for security and customs and driven directly to their gate, bypassing in-terminal congestion and public security queues.

“We are delighted to offer Emirates passengers the ability to fly from Dubai into Monaco with a seamless connection from their Emirates flight directly to a Blade helicopter to Monaco,” says Remi Bouysset, Chief Executive Officer Blade Europe. “They will enjoy the best views of the French Riviera while skipping an hour and a half of traffic. With the time they save, they will have plenty of time to enjoy our Monaco Blade Lounge upon their arrival.”

Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Deputy President and Chief Commercial Officer, says, “We’re pleased to enhance our partnership with Blade and GO7 to offer our customers a seamless 7-minute helicopter flight between Nice and Monaco. Emirates has been serving Nice with world-class services for more than 30 years and we look forward to raising the bar even higher with this seamless door-to-door travel experience. We remain committed to the French Riviera and look forward to continuing serving our customers better both in the air and on the ground.”

The partnership is live and ready for passengers to experience firsthand.

About Blade Europe

Blade Europe is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Blade Air Mobility. Through its operating partners Monacair and Héli Sécurité, it is the exclusive provider of year-round, daily, scheduled helicopter transfers between Nice Airport and Monaco Heliport. Seats and charters on this scheduled service can be purchased on the Blade mobile app from €195 each way. Blade Europe is also a leader in the helicopter charter business providing flights throughout the South of France, Monaco, Northern Italy, Switzerland and popular ski destinations in the Alps.

About Blade Air Mobility

BLADE is a technology-powered, global urban air mobility platform committed to reducing travel friction by enabling cost-effective air transportation alternatives to some of the most congested ground routes in the U.S. and abroad. No company flies more people in and out of city centers than BLADE. See BLADE's helicopter and jet charter routes. With BLADE, you can book by-the-seat on scheduled flights between Manhattan and JFK or Newark airports, between Vancouver and Victoria in Canada and between Nice and Monaco in Europe.

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About Emirates
Emirates is an award-winning global airline that serves over 140 cities on six continents through its efficient hub in Dubai. The airline has earned customer recognition for its industry-leading services on the ground and in the sky, delivered by a passionate workforce representing over 160 nations. Emirates operates the world’s largest fleet of wide-body Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 aircraft, offering spacious cabins and iconic inflight features such as its A380 Shower Spa and Onboard Lounge and its ice inflight entertainment system available in all seats across its fleet.

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