Tech startup Ascent has officially launched its pioneer helicopter ride-sharing platform in the country. Passengers can buy their seat at a fingertip and fly between locations such as the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, central business districts (CBDs) in Makati, Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig, and Quezon City, as well as regional locations in Clark and Tagaytay. The helicopter services will be operated by pioneer air operator INAEC Aviation Corporation (INAEC). To book a flight or to find out more about its services, visit

Traffic is robbing us of time, money, and opportunities

The Philippines is expected to lose P5.4 billion daily by 2035 despite interventions done for traffic congestion in Metro Manila, according to a 2017 study by the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Ascent and INAEC aim to provide an alternative, safe, reliable, and more convenient way of travelling in the city by air, which allows customers to avoid traffic, take control of their time, and utilize it to seize more business opportunities as well as for personal purposes.

The “road” less traveled

CBDs in Metro Manila have an untapped transportation opportunity. There is a good number of helipads and helicopters with low utilization. Through the Ascent platform, we aim to connect CBDs more easily and promote the country as an ideal destination to conduct business helped by urban air mobility,” said Lionel Sinai-Sinelnikoff, CEO of Ascent.

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Other Services

Ascent also offers services such as luggage transport, on-ground guest assistance, airport transfers via helicopter, shuttle services to dedicated heliports, and corporate packages. Ascent also offers dedicated enterprise solutions.

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Combined Expertise

“Our expertise in ensuring safe and reliable air operations, combined with Ascent’s innovative technology and passion for customer experience, offers the perfect solution for the time-sensitive members of the business community and individuals in search of a better and more productive life,” said Aldi Dexter Ampong, General Manager of INAEC.”

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Plans for Expansion

Ascent hopes to make the services accessible to more customers as it plans to expand to more locations in the Philippines, including major cities in Visayas and Mindanao, as well as other Southeast Asian countries in the next few years.

About Ascent

Founded in 2018 by Chief Executive Officer Lionel Sinai-Sinelnikoff and Chief Commercial Officer Darren Tng, Ascent is the pioneer ride-sharing and on-demand helicopter booking platform in the Philippines, which connects major hubs of activity in Southeast Asia like airports, business districts, and leisure centers seamlessly.

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