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.”


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