NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Uber is taking ride sharing to new heights after launching its new air service between John F. Kennedy Airport and Midtown Manhattan.
A trip could take up to two hours by car would now take around a half hour in an Uber copter. The company is offering eight-minute trips to the airport out of Manhattan south of Houston Street on weekdays during afternoon rush hour, CNN reported.
It won’t come cheap: A single ride costs about $200.
Only customers that have achieved platinum and diamond status in the company’s rewards programs are eligible.
The service will eventually be branded under the name “Uber Air.”