Helicopter with passengers
Promotional image for Coppa-Chella from Corporate Helicopters.

San Diego-based air charter firm Corporate Helicopters is offering helicopter transport to the nationally popular Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Over 200,000 people are expected to attend the annual festival, which is headlined this year by Beyoncé, Eminem and David Byrne.

“Ready to skip the traffic to the biggest music festival in the desert?” the company asks in a promotion for the flights. “Corporate Helicopters can fly you to Coachella Valley from San Diego in our Choppa-Chella to Thermal airport in style!”

The helicopters leave from Montgomery Field and land at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport, 10 miles from the festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio.

Flights are available each weekend of the festival, from April 13 to 15 and from April 20 to 22.

The price may be a little daunting: $599 per person with a two-passenger minimum.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.