Helicopter tourism launched in central region

The first tourist helicopter flight carrying 24 passengers departed from Da Nang City to Cham Island on January 18.

A view of Da Nang City from helicopter(Photo: Tuoi Tre)

Tourism by helicopter has just been launched in the central city of Da Nang by Vietnam Tourism Joint Stock Company – Vitours. The Northern Aviation Service Company provides the 24-seater MI 17 and MI 172 helicopters and the 12-seater EC 155 B1 helicopter for the new service which aims to view the beautiful islands from the air.

The price for a single tour around Da Nang City is VND4.5 million (US$225) per person.

Tour prices from Da Nang to Con Co Island in Quang Tri Province, Ly Son Island in Quang Ngai Province, Cham Island and My Son Holyland in Quang Nam Province are VND8 million, VND9 million and VND7 million.

Deputy director-general of Vitours, Nguyen Dinh Thanh, said he hoped that the new service launched by the company would meet the expectations and demands of both local and international visitors.

Source: Tuoi Tre – Translated by Kim Khanh

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