Uber has introduced Uber Copter, a helicopter service between John F. Kennedy International Airport and lower Manhattan. It will be open to all users with an Uber account.

Costs for the service range from US$200 (R2 968) to $225 (R3 339) for an eight-minute one-way trip.

Travellers can use Uber ground transport to get to and from the helicopter. Trips from Houston Street and areas along West Side Highway are included in the price of the helicopter trip.

The helicopter can accommodate six passengers, with each permitted one carry-on bag and one personal item.

Uber Copter rides are available on weekdays during rush-hour traffic.