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When Airport Hopping in New York Was Cheaper, Faster, and a Little More Dangerous

New York Airways used to help air travelers get from airport to airport (and Manhattan) by helicopter.
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New York Airways was a helicopter airline, founded originally as a mail and cargo carrier in 1949, then in 1953 it transitioned to become the first scheduled helicopter airline to carry passengers in the United States.

Headquartered at LaGuardia Airport, the airline's main service was to shuttle air travelers between the city and the region's biggest airports (Newark, LaGuardia, Idlewild), bypassing congested roads and lengthy subway rides.