Chairman of Quang Ninh Province People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Long gave his nod to Hai Au Aviation’s proposal of launching a seaplane flight route from Halong City to Co To Island.
The plan for Halong-Co To seaplane route
At a working session with Hai Au Aviation on Wednesday, Long said the province would create the most favourable conditions in terms of administrative procedures for the launch of the flight route and provide support in promotions. Long said this seaplane flight route would contribute to diversifying tourism products in line with the province’s development strategy of becoming an international-class tourism hub.
He asked the provincial Department of Transport to study the project of building a runway for small-sized planes on Co To Island and asked relevant authorities to create appropriate conditions for the operation of the seaplane route. Early this month, Hai Au Aviation proposed a seaplane flight from Halong’s Tuan Chau International Passenger Port to Co To Island, to be opened in the summer of 2018.
The company plans to use a 12-seat seaplane, which would take some 15-17 minutes to complete the journey. Passengers would also get an opportunity to enjoy the view of Ha Long and Bai Tu Long bays from high up. Co To Island District’s authorities agreed with Hai Au Aviation’s proposal but called for more in-depth studies about the weather, parking space for the seaplane and technical infrastructure for the operation of this flight route.
The company is also seeking approval for the expansion of its seaplane flights to other islands, including Minh Chau, Quan Lan and Ngoc Vung. Hai Au Aviation currently offers seaplane flights between Hanoi and Halong and seaplane tours in Halong Bay, with some 6-8 flights per day.
Following three years in operation, the company has completed more than 3,470 flights and served 30,000 passengers from 47 countries and territories.
Seaplane in Halong Bay
The service of Halong Bay seaplane becomes popular. The fee for a seaplane tour is not cheap. Yet, there are ways to enjoy the spectacular aerial Halong Bay view with affordable rates, which will bring unforgettable memories in your trips.
Halong Bay – A Natural World Heritage – is one of the most popular destinations in Vietnam. Being bestowed by The Nature majestic and amazing landscapes and seascapes, Halong Bay captivates millions of globetrotters to come here and admire the treasure of the nature. Halong Bay is regarded as the heaven on earth. Exploring and contemplating Halong Bay through cruise tours are not enough. Only by joining a Halong Bay seaplane tour can travelers enjoy all the breathtaking scenery of the bay. Usually, there are several ways to approach Halong Bay and enjoy a seaplane tour: by plane or by road. To renew the journey, apart from traveling by road, travelers can choose to travel by seaplane. Depending on the demand, conditions and time, travelers can selects of the following options.
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