BLADE Urban Air Mobility is a technology-powered, short-distance aviation company 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.
Blade Urban Air Mobility allows users to create their own crowdsourced flights or purchase seats on pre-existing flights between locations in and around New York City and as of April 2019, Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area.
BLADE Urban Air Mobility was founded in 2014 by Rob Wiesenthal, & Steve Martocci. The company is headquartered in New York, with an office in Miami, Florida.
BLADE arranges on-demand charter and scheduled flights across a diverse accessible fleet of helicopters, jets, turboprops, and seaplanes.
BLADE Urban Air Mobility leverages technology and on-the-ground customer experience network to enable travelers to utilize and enjoy air travel that up until now was only available to owners and charterers of private aircraft.
BLADE Urban Air Mobility is backed by Airbus, Serena, Colony Northstar, i-Hatch Ventures and others. The company raised $33M from a latest financing on Oct 29, 2019. This brings BLADE's total funding to $77M to date.