VNH North Bell 505 helicopters in Ha Long Bay. (Bell Flight)
VNH North has begun offering the first-ever tourism helicopter flights over the country’s iconic Ha Long Bay, using light single-engine Bell 505 helicopters. The company, a subsidiary of state-owned Vietnam Helicopter Corporation, plans in the future to offer point to point transfers from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay, charter flights, wedding photography and aerial surveys using Bell 505 helicopters.
“The Bell 505 is a great aircraft for tourism and is already flying tourists in Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia and now Vietnam,” said David Sale, Bell’s managing director for the Asia-Pacific.
VNH North opted into Bell’s Customer Advantage Plan for a fixed maintenance cost per flight hour.