Vertiport Chicago, featured in R&WI’s November issue, is partnering with a reservation-system vendor to pair travelers with available seats on helicopter flights in Chicago and the U.S. Midwest. Its partner, EvoLux Transportation, won Sikorsky Innovations’ Global Entrepreneurial Challenge in 2013 for its “paradigm-shifting social reservation and helicopter distribution platform,” the company said. Under the arrangement, travelers flying to or from the Vertiport and facilities within 200 mi of it can use EvoLux and its associated mobile telephone application to access SkyShare, which EvoLux says is an FAA Part 135 “ride-sharing” seat reservation system.
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