Blade Executive Overview

Year Founded



New York City


Rob Wiesenthal

Founder and CEO

William Heyburn


Melissa Tomkiel

President and General Counsel

Amir Cohen

Chief Accounting Officer

Blade Urban Air Mobility is a New York City-based broker of helicopter services by-the-seat and full aircraft.

It is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol BLDE after its SPAC merger on May 10, 2021.

Blade was founded in 2014 by former Warner Music and Sony executive Rob Wiesenthal, catering to wealthy Manhattanites who wanted a faster and more affordable way to fly to the Hamptons.

In addition to scheduled service to New York City-area airports, Blade offers seasonal by-the-seat private jet flights using private terminals in New York and South Florida.

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Blade Fast Facts

When was Blade founded?


Who owns Blade?

Blade is publicly traded on the NASDAQ.

What are the annual revenues for Blade?

Blade reported $146 million in annual revenues in 2022.

Who is the CEO of Blade?

Rob Wiesenthal

How does Blade source private jets?

Blade is a charter broker sourcing aircraft from third-party charter operators.

How much does Blade private jet programs cost?

Individual seats between New York and Miami or Palm Beach typically run between $2,000 and $3,500.

What type of pricing does Blade offer?

Blade offers a combination of fixed per seat, per flight prices, and dynamic pricing.

What is Blade's website?

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