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Posted on: 19 Sep 2016

Grand Canyon Helicopters recently announced the launch of its brand-new Hoover Dam-area tours, as well as the opening of the company's seventh heliport located next to the Hoover Dam Lodge Hotel & Casino.

To mark this momentous occasion and celebrate the expansion of the company and its offerings, on Sept. 8, the company welcome an international delegation of more than 100 tourism-industry VIPs and media. With nearly 80 percent of its customer base being international visitors, Papillon invited the delegation to be the first to celebrate this milestone. Furthermore, due to the size of the expected number of attendees, the celebration took place at their Aerocenter.

The celebration included a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the terminal that marked the launch of the new Hoover Dam tours. Representatives from the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce were also in attendance, along with Councilwoman Peggy Leavitt.

Following the ribbon-cutting, the international delegation departed on helicopter tours to experience the new Hoover Dam tours. With these tours, Grand Canyon Helicopters makes it easier than ever for guests to have an unforgettable “flightseeing” experience of the world-famous Hoover Dam at an exceptional value. With the new heliport, Grand Canyon Helicopters now flies guests closer to the dam than any other tour operator and offers breathtaking views of not only the dam, but also Lake Mead and the rugged, volcanic terrain of Black Canyon.

Click here for descriptions of the new tours. Flights can be booked the same day either by making the reservation in person at the Hoover Dam heliport or online at www.papillon.com/dam. Flights begin as early as 9 a.m. and continue until sunset.


  • WHO:

Founded in 1965, Papillon Group (French for "butterfly") is the world’s largest and longest-running aviation tour company with more than 600,000 passengers served annually on 78 state-of-the-art helicopters and airplanes, specifically designed to reveal panoramic views beyond imagination. Family-owned and operated, its brands include Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, Grand Canyon Helicopters, Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines and Grand Canyon Coaches. Papillon is the only company that flies the entire length of the Grand Canyon, with bases in Las Vegas; Boulder City; Hoover Dam; Grand Canyon West; Grand Canyon National Park and Page, Arizona.




From R to L: John Becker, Grand Canyon Helicopters; Jill Rowland-Lagan, Boulder City
Chamber of Commerce; Geoff Edlund, Grand Canyon Helicopters; Councilwoman Peggy
Leavitt and Irit Langness, Grand Canyon Helicopters (Photo credit: Isaac Brekken)

  • WHEN:

Thursday, Sept. 8

  • WHERE:

Grand Canyon Helicopters
1265 Airport Rd.
Boulder City, NV 89005


Hashtag: #iFlyPapillon