At the end of April, with the participation of representatives of Ministry of National Defense, Vietnam Aviation Corporation, along with relevant units and agencies, and Vietnam Helicopter Company, the helicopter tours in Da Nang were officially launched in Da Nang. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Xuan Son - Vice General Director of Vietnam Helicopter Company said that helicopters used in Da Nang tours on air are EC-130 T2 - the most modern ones with a special design to facilitate the sightseeing tours in the city. Flights will depart from Nuoc Man Airport near Da Nang Beach. Passengers will have a chance to contemplate wonderful attractions in Da Nang from high above such as Non Nuoc Beach, Han River, Tran Thi Ly Bridge, Thuan Phuoc Bridge, Da Nang beaches, and Linh Ung Pagoda.
He also added, to succeed in launching the Da Nang helicopter service, Vietnam Helicopter Company invested tens of billion dong to construct an airport, railway station, and modern facilities, flight crew, and professional technicians to operate the service. Apart from organizing Da Nang helicopter tours, Vietnam Helicopter Company also provides passengers with travel flights as orders to Hue City, Hoi An, Cu Lao Cham, and My Son Sanctuary; picnic flights, and flights serving surveys, planning, and medical services. Each day, there are 2-6 sightseeing flights by Airbus Helicopter EC 130T2. That will be a definitely new experience of passengers on admiring the beauty of Da Nang with famous islands, bridges, and beaches in Da Nang City.
Passengers will contemplate the beauty of the city for 12 minutes with the total cost of 3 million dongs. Each flight can carry about 5-6 passengers. Besides, depending on each demand of passengers, there are flights taking passengers to other wonderful destinations near in the city such as Son Tra Peninsula, Hue City, Hoi An, CU Lao Cham, My Son Sanctuary, and Quang Binh with helicopter tours to Phong Nha Ke Bang. In addition, there are services of flights for picnics, making films, surveys, planning, and medical services. According to a travel agent exploiting the tours, helicopter tours are new and unique in Da Nang, which creates diversity in Da Nang tourism. The targeted customers of the Da Nang helicopter tours are domestic and international high-ranking tourists. It is said that this is the first time Vietnam Helicopter Company is investing in the travel helicopter tours in Da Nang City.
Previously, there are helicopter tours to Hoi An and My Son. However, these helicopters are used to transport passengers from Hue to Hoi An, and then to My Son Sanctuary. In addition to the helicopter service in Da Nang, tourists from Da Nang City have a chance to travel from Da Nang to famous attractions in Quang Nam province. The new tourism service is really a wonderful experience for tourists who want to renew their vacations in Vietnam and admire the beauty of Da Nang, Hue, Hoi An, and My Son in particular and other central provinces in general in a different way. In the future, if these helicopter tours in Central Vietnam are successful, there are more helicopter tours opened in other famous destinations in Vietnam.