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Within minutes of using an app to book a ride, Agostino Fernandes was looking down on lush greenery from a helicopter taxi high above Bangalore – one of several Uber-style chopper services helping commuters tackle increasingly congested megacities.From New York to Jakarta, chopper-hailing services have been taking off to help commuters beat the traffic chaos.Another similar service was recently launched in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, a chaotic metropolis of over 10 million people, which suffers some of the world's worst jams.Its services include a 20-minute ride from Jakarta airport into the heart of the city for 6 million rupiah ($430) for up to four people, as well as a 45-minute flight from Jakarta to Bandung, 150 kilometers away, from 14 million rupiah.In Brazil's Sao Paulo, the app Voom offers a 30-kilometer helicopter ride to the airport for about $150 – 10 times cheaper than private charters in the past – while in New York, a chopper-hailing service ferries people between downtown and surrounding airports.
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