Vietnam has launched helicopter tours over iconic Ha Long Bay, flying Bell 505s. The tours will be flown by state-owned Vietnam Helicopter unit Northern Vietnam Helicopter (VNH North).
Ha Long Bay is a Unesco World Heritage Site and the most popular tourist attraction in Vietnam. It is expected to attract up to 16 million visitors by 2020. The new Van Don International Airport opened last year is less than an hour’s drive away.
VNH North provides utility and transport services across several industries such as oil and gas, tourism, air ambulance, search and rescue, and VIP transportation. The company plans to offer point-to-point transfers from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay, charter flights, wedding photography, and aerial surveys with its Bell 505s. VNH also is a Bell Customer Advantage Plan maintenance plan customer.
“We are proud to be part of this historic milestone for Vietnam,” said David Sale, Bell managing director, Asia-Pacific. “The Bell 505 is a great aircraft for tourism and is already flying tourists in Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and now Vietnam.”