Press Release

2009-07-28

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2009-07-28
Mori Building Co., Ltd.
Mori Building City Air Services Co., Ltd.

Central Tokyo's only private helicopter service "Narita Airline Connection Service" to Launch on September 16

- Connecting Narita to Tokyo, and Tokyo to the World -

Mori Building Co., Ltd. and Mori Building City Air Services Co., Ltd. (MCAS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mori Building Co., Ltd., President and CEO Kazushisa Shin) announce plans to launch the "Narita Airline Connection Service" on September 16*, 2009, providing swift transportation by helicopter between central Tokyo (ARK Hills / Akasaka) and Narita International Airport.

With the launch of this service, Mori Building and MCAS aim to make visiting, staying and working in Tokyo more convenient for globetrotting business executives by enhancing access to the heart of the city from Narita International Airport and bringing Tokyo into greater connectivity with the world. Through this and other services that create innovative value, reshaping urban lifestyles, Mori Building Group is enhancing the attractiveness of Tokyo as a leading international city and a global business center, and is contributing to the revitalization of Japan.

Narita Airline Connection Service

Service Route Your Home, Office, or hotel⇔ < ARK Hills Heliport (Akasaka) > ⇔ < Narita (Sakura) Heliport > ⇔Narita International Airport
Travel Time

Approx. 30 minutes (15-minute helicopter flight + 15-minute limousine transportation)
*between ARK Hills Heliport and Narita International Airport

Service Schedule Maximum 22 flights per day
(Akasaka - Narita: 12 flights, Narita - Akasaka: 10 flights)
Service Launch Date September 16 (Wednesday), 2009
Booking Acceptance
Starting Date
August 17 (Monday), 2009
Basic Fare [ Standard ]
One-way: ¥50,000, Round Trip: ¥90,000 (including tax)/ per passenger
[ Hermes edition ]
One-way: ¥75,000, Round Trip: ¥135,000 (including tax)/ per passenger
Service Launch
Campaign Fare
(Until December 31,
2009)
[ Standard ]
One-way: ¥38,000, Round Trip: ¥70,000 (including tax)/ per passenger
[ Hermes edition ]
One-way: ¥57,000, Round Trip: ¥105,000 (including tax)/ per passenger

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(*)Currently an application for a license to operate this service has been submitted to the Tokyo Regional Civil Aviation Bureau, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism by the helicopter transportation company Excel Air Service Inc., and service operation will commence subject to license approval.

 

Service Features

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1 ) ARK Hills Heliport in Akasaka is the only heliport to provide private helicopter service in central Tokyo.
Located near the government office district of Kasumigaseki, the Akasaka-Roppongi area is a truly international borough of Tokyo that is home to embassies, the offices of multinational companies, first-class hotels, and premiere shopping/dining centers. This new service is enhancing the accessibility of this already extremely convenient global business center.

2 ) Travel time between ARK Hills (Akasaka) and Narita International Airport is reduced to approx. 30 minutes.
Compared with rail service (over 60 minutes) and travel by automobile (average over 75 minutes), the Narita Airline Connection Service significantly reduces travel time between Narita International Airport and central Tokyo. After a 15-minute helicopter flight from ARK Hills Heliport in Akasaka to Narita (Sakura) Heliport, limousine service whisks passengers to Narita International Airport terminals in just 15 minutes. Helicopter transportation will be provided by Excel Air Service Inc., while limousine service will be provided by Manzaki Kotsu Co., Ltd., Nihon Kotsu Co., Ltd., Hinomaru Limousine Co., Ltd.

3 ) With a maximum of 22 flights per day, the frequent chartered service schedule provides excellent connections for airline arrivals and departures. (See Table 1)
The service schedule has been designed to align with the main flight schedules of the airlines to minimize waiting time, thus allowing active executives to fully maximize their time.

4 ) Safe and comfortable travel in a high performance helicopter with an impressive safety record.
Passengers travel in the Eurocopter EC135, a high-performance, low-noise helicopter model with an unparalleled safety record. These superb characteristics have made the EC135 the choice of doctors, police and other professionals who put a priority on safety and performance. The fleet also debuts Japan's first EC135 Hermes Edition helicopter, promising a luxurious flight experience in the comfort of high-quality calf leather seats within a bright and spacious cabin.

5 ) Limousine pickup service from your home, office or hotel makes travel swift and simple.
Limousine service transports passengers from their specified location to the ARK Hills heliport in Akasaka. This pickup service for Minato, Chiyoda, Chuo and Shibuya wards as well as some hotels in Shinjuku ward is included in the standard service fare. Also, in the event of suspension of helicopter flight service due to unfavorable weather conditions, alternate transportation by limousine service is provided.
* Charges and scope of service will vary depending on the area.

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Table 1 : Frequent Chartered Service Schedule
(planned)
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( up ) Eurocopter EC135 Hermes Edition
( down ) ARK Hills Heliport

 

Service Route Your Home, Office, or hotel⇔ < ARK Hills Heliport (Akasaka) > ⇔ < Narita (Sakura) Heliport > ⇔Narita International Airport
Travel Time

Approx. 30 minutes (15-minute helicopter flight + 15-minute limousine transportation)
*between ARK Hills Heliport and Narita International Airport

Service Schedule Maximum 22 flights per day
(Akasaka - Narita: 12 flights, Narita - Akasaka: 10 flights)
Service Launch Date September 16 (Wednesday), 2009
Booking Acceptance
Starting Date
August 17 (Monday), 2009
Basic Fare [ Standard ]
One-way: ¥50,000, Round Trip: ¥90,000 (including tax)/ per passenger
[ Hermes edition ]
One-way: ¥75,000, Round Trip: ¥135,000 (including tax)/ per passenger
Service Launch
Campaign Fare
(Until December 31,
2009)
[ Standard ]
One-way: ¥38,000, Round Trip: ¥70,000 (including tax)/ per passenger
[ Hermes edition ]
One-way: ¥57,000, Round Trip: ¥105,000 (including tax)/ per passenger
Service Facilities ・ARK Hills Heliport (ARK Hills ARK Mori Building Rooftop, 1-12-32 Akasaka, Minato-ku)
・Narita (Sakura) Heliport (938-1 Takasaki, Sakura-shi, Chiba)
Helicopter Fleet EC135 Hermes Edition and others
Passenger Seating
Capacity
4-5 passengers
Helicopter
transportation
company
Excel Air Service Inc.
Limousine
transportation
company
Manzaki Kotsu Co., Ltd, Nihon Kotsu Co., Ltd., Hinomaru Limousine Co., Ltd. (planned)

 

Company Name Mori Building City Air Services Co., Ltd. (MCAS)
Address Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
(Moving to the following location in early September 2009):
ARK Hills ARK Mori Building 37F
1-12-32 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
President and CEO Kazuhisa Shin
Date of Establishment January 30, 2009
Capital ¥200,000,000
Main Business Heliport operation and chartered helicopter tour business
No.2-6163 (Licensed by Tokyo Metropolitan Government)

 

Bookings and Inquiries

Mori Building City Air Services website : http://www.mcas.co.jp/
TEL:0120-889-436(9:00 - 18:00)

Please refer to the PDF file for more information.

Please address inquires regarding this press release to:

Mori Building Co., Ltd. Public Relations (attn. Nomura, Morisawa)

Location Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, P.O.Box 1, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6155, Japan
Tel 03-6406-6606
Fax 03-6406-9306
E-mail koho@mori.co.jp

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