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Commuters offered helicopter flights from Sussex to London

People are being offered helicopter flights instead of their usual train trip

An energy drink company is offering helicopter flights from Sussex to London in the first week of the new rail timetable.

They are giving passengers the chance to avoid commuter chaos by taking its 30-minute helicopter service from Shoreham Airport to London Battersea.

London’s newest commuter travel alternative is designed to give a select number of long-suffering Southern Rail passengers the positive energy boost they need to get through their day and get to work on time


Chief Marketing Officer of Carabao UK, John Luck, said: "More than ever, commuters are living increasingly busy and bonkers daily lives. As a commuter from Brighton myself, I understand those Southern Fail moments – sometimes you just need a boost to get you through. That’s why we’ve launched the Carabao Commuter ‘Copter for passengers impacted by the timetable changes, to help them avoid commuter chaos. We may even look at rolling this out across other UK cities in the near future!”

The flights will run from 8am Wednesday 23rd May to Friday 25th May.

Commuters faced disruption during this morning’s rush-hour