Celebrate Chinese New Year with Discounts on Papillon Tours

Papillon helicopters flying to the Grand Canyon.
(File Photo Credit: Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters)

CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR WITH AN 8 PERCENT DISCOUNT ON ALL TOURS WITH PAPILLON GRAND CANYON HELICOPTERS

 

In celebration of the traditional lunar holiday, Chinese New Year, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters offers an 8 percent discount off all bookings made now through Feb. 8, 2020. The discount applies for travel between Jan. 22, 2020 and Feb. 8, 2020.

In Chinese culture, eight is widely regarded as the luckiest number because, when spoken aloud, it sounds like the word for “wealth,” “fortune” and “prosper.” In addition to the significance of the number eight, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters’ signature red and gold colors hold a special connotation, especially during the Chinese New Year. Gold represents wealth in Chinese culture, while red symbolizes good luck, joy and happiness.

“We wish to extend the warmest welcome to our Chinese visitors who have chosen Las Vegas as their destination for this most auspicious time of year,” said Kidist Grznar, vice president of sales, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters. “Any of our Papillon tours will provide an unforgettable way to celebrate the arrival of Chinese New Year.”

Reservations can be made by calling (702) 736-7243 or online by clicking here. Discount will only be eligible for new bookings. Bookings must be made by February 8, 2020 to qualify for discount. Discount cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions.

ABOUT PAPILLON GRAND CANYON HELICOPTERS
Founded in 1965, Papillon (French for “butterfly”) Grand Canyon Helicopters is the world’s largest and longest-running aviation tour company with over 450,000 passengers served annually on more than 50 state-of-the-art, quiet helicopters and airplanes. Papillon is the only helicopter tour company that flies the entire length of the Grand Canyon with bases in Las Vegas; Boulder City, Nevada; Grand Canyon West; Grand Canyon National Park and Page, Arizona. For more information, go to www.Papillon.com or call (888) 635-7272 and follow Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. (#IFlyPapillon). For downloadable high-res photos and videos, click here.

 

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters Now Providing Flights During This Month’s EDM Las Vegas Festival

 

Helicopter flies guests over the Las Vegas Strip
(Photo Courtesy of Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters)  

FOR THE FIRST TIME, PAPILLON GRAND CANYON HELICOPTERS TO PROVIDE FLIGHTS DURING THIS MONTH’S EDM FESTIVAL IN LAS VEGAS 

 

For the first time, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters will offer 12-minute, one-way* flights to this year’s EDM (electronic dance music) festival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, scheduled to take place Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19.

The “EDM Express” will be available each day of the festival. Each helicopter seats up to seven passengers. Departure times will be 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The price is $499 per person and includes limousine pick-up from the hotel, helicopter departure from Papillon’s McCarran terminal, the flight over the Las Vegas Strip and arrival at their dedicated landing area just minutes away from the EDM festival where guests will be provided ground transportation directly to the main entrance to the event.

“What better way to jump-start your EDM experience than by flying over the gridlock in a state-of-the-art, Airbus EC130 helicopter with wrap around windows providing incredible views of Las Vegas? It’s the ultimate start to an unforgettable night,” said Irit Langness, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters. 

For more information and to book the flights, click here.

*Only one-way flights are provided. Guests must book their return transportation from the festival using one of the event’s many pre-arranged ground services such as shuttles, Ubers, Lyfts and taxis.

ABOUT PAPILLON GROUP
Founded in 1965, Papillon (French for “butterfly”) is the world’s largest and longest-running aviation tour company with more than 650,000 passengers served annually on 80 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; Grand Canyon Coaches and Buck Wild Grand Canyon Hummer Tours. Papillon is the only company that flies the entire length of the Grand Canyon with bases in Las Vegas; Boulder City, Nevada; Grand Canyon West; Grand Canyon National Park and Page, Arizona. For more information, go to www.Papillon.com and follow Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. (#IFlyPapillon)

“Flight of Flights” Experience Features Las Vegas Helicopter Flights, Ziplining on The Strip

 

L to R: A Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopter flies guests over the Las Vegas Strip

 to take in views of iconic hotels and casinos. (Photo Courtesy of Papillon Group)

FLY LINQ riders soar over The LINQ Promenade. (Photo Courtesy of The LINQ Promenade)

The beer flight includes four 5-ounce draft beers from The Book’s “beer yourself” self-pouring beer wall with nearly 25 beers on tap.
(Photo Courtesy of The LINQ Hotel & Casino)

 

NEW “FLIGHT OF FLIGHTS” EXPERIENCE FEATURING LAS VEGAS HELICOPTER FLIGHTS, ZIPLINING ON THE STRIP

AVAILABLE BEGINNING TODAY

 Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, FLY LINQ and The Book

at The LINQ Hotel & Casino Create New Spring Package

 

 

Beginning today for the first time, the “Flight of Flights” experience is now available; the package includes three experiences: Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters’ Las Vegas Strip flight at sunset; FLY LINQ ziplining and a beer flight from The Book at The LINQ Hotel & Casino.

 

Beginning with a shuttle pick-up at The LINQ Hotel & Casino’s tour bus depot, guests are taken to the Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters terminal at McCarran International Airport. From there, they are whisked away to fly over the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas at sunset. The tour provides dazzling bird’s-eye views of all the city’s iconic landmarks including New York-New York Hotel & Casino’s skyscrapers,  Luxor sky beam, Paris Las Vegas’ Eiffel Tower and Fountains of Bellagio—all before making a hairpin turn around the 1,000-foot-high Strat.

Next, the shuttle returns guests to The LINQ Hotel & Casino where they make their way to FLY LINQ, the only zipline in the world to offer guests four different ways to fly – seated position or “superhero-style,” with both options available facing either forward or backward. Guests will descend from FLY LINQ’s 114-foot-tall launch tower to the landing tower near the base of High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel. Flying at nearly 40 MPH, riders will soar 1,121 feet above the entire length of The LINQ Promenade.

 

Once guests’ feet are firmly on the ground, they can take the edge off and conclude their experience with a beer flight at The Book at The LINQ Hotel & Casino. The beer flight includes four 5-ounce draft beers from The Book’s infamous “beer yourself” self-pouring beer wall with nearly 25 beers on tap including seasonal specialties. The Book is the Strip’s newest and most innovative race and sports book experience offering live leaderboards, gaming consoles and five augmented reality games.

 

Priced at $149 per person, two-person minimum (gratuity not included), this experience also includes roundtrip transfers between The LINQ Hotel & Casino and the Papillon Las Vegas terminal. For more information and to book this experience:

ABOUT PAPILLON GROUP
Founded in 1965, Papillon (French for “butterfly”) is the world’s largest and longest-running aviation tour company with more than 650,000 passengers served annually on 80 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; Grand Canyon Coaches and Buck Wild Grand Canyon Hummer Tours. Papillon is the only company that flies the entire length of the Grand Canyon with bases in Las Vegas; Boulder City, Nevada; Grand Canyon West; Grand Canyon National Park and Page, Arizona. For more information, go to www.Papillon.com and follow Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. (#IFlyPapillon)

ABOUT THE LINQ PROMENADE
The LINQ Promenade is the world-renowned, award-winning open-air district featuring more than 30 unique entertainment, retail and dining experiences with more to open in 2019. The LINQ Promenade also plays host to a variety of special events, festivals and parades throughout the year. Home to High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, and FLY LINQ is the only zipline in the world to offer riders four ways to fly simultaneously on 10 side-by-side lines: prone frontward or backward and seated frontward or backward With the addition of the only zipline on the Strip, The LINQ Promenade is now the center for world-class attractions. High Roller quickly emerged as an instantly recognizable part of the already-iconic Las Vegas skyline and consistently ranks as one of the best, “must see” attractions by media outlets and websites around the world, ranging from Travel + Leisure to USA Today and Trip Advisor. The wheel’s 28 glass-enclosed cabins feature an interactive 30-minute experience 550 feet in the air. The sky is the limit for in-cabin experiences such as the popular Happy Half Hour (an exclusive open bar for guests 21 and over); Chocolate Tasting with Ethel M Chocolates and Yoga in the Sky. The brand-new FLY LINQ provides unparalleled views and features 10 side-by-side ziplines capable of simultaneously launching all riders from a 114-foot-tall launch tower to travel 1,121 feet through The LINQ Promenade at speeds up to 35 MPH. For more information, go to TheLINQ.com or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find @LINQPromenade on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram. (Hashtags: #LINQLife, #RevolveVegas, #HighRollerVegas)

ABOUT THE LINQ HOTEL & CASINO    
As the social hub at the center of the Las Vegas Strip, The LINQ Hotel & Casino offers a total of 2,253 newly renovated rooms including 244 suites with two unique penthouses and 25 cabana rooms with direct access to the pool. Positioned between Flamingo Las Vegas and Harrah’s Las Vegas, guests experience one distinctive destination with The LINQ Promenade and High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel. Designed with the modern traveler in mind, the resort launched the first fully integrated self check-in program on the Las Vegas Strip in 2015. Enjoy celebrated chef Guy Fieri’s first Las Vegas restaurant, Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar, award-winning Hash House a Go Go and direct access to O’Sheas Casino, Off The Strip and Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar. Entertainment and nightlife experiences include 3535, a unique take on the lobby bar, as well as magician Mat Franco, “America’s Got Talent” Season Nine winner. The brand-new race and sports book experience, The Book, offers unique fan caves and innovative technology. The LINQ Hotel & Casino also offers a reimagined pool deck featuring two pools, the new 15,000-square-foot Spa at The LINQ and fitness center, The Silver Sky Chapel for intimate weddings and 63,000 square feet of meeting space. The LINQ Hotel & Casino is operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR). For more information, please visit TheLINQ.com or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find The LINQ on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.

Grand Canyon Helicopters Celebrates the Launch of Hoover Dam Tours

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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)

GRAND CANYON HELICOPTERS CELEBRATES THE LAUNCH OF HOOVER
DAM-AREA EXPERIENCES

WHAT:
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.

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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.

Papillon Group Announces New Company Presidents

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From L to R: Geoff Edlund, Brenda Halvorson, Elling Halvorson, Jake Tomlin

PAPILLON GROUP NAMES THIRD GENERATION OF HALVORSON FAMILY TO PRESIDENT ROLES

Geoff Edlund Named President, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Jake Tomlin Named President, Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines

Papillon Group announces the promotion of third-generation Halvorson family members, Geoff Edlund and Jake Tomlin, to new roles within the company. Papillon Group’s Brenda Halvorson, who previously held the dual roles of president and chief executive officer for 22 years, has elevated Edlund to the position of president of Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Tomlin to president of Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines. In addition to their new roles, Edlund will continue to serve as general manager of Nevada Helicopter Operations and Tomlin will maintain his position as general manager of Nevada Fixed-Wing Operations.

Papillon Group, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2015, was founded in 1965 by Halvorson’s father, Elling Halvorson and has remained a family-owned and operated company.

“It has been my intention for several years to turn over the leadership of Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines to the next generation,” said Halvorson. “These men have many great qualities and talents, they complement each other both personally and professionally and—most importantly—they are committed to working together for the betterment of both companies.”

About Geoff Edlund
In Edlund’s own words, “serving as third generation president of Papillon Helicopters is an incredible honor and tremendous responsibility.” As president, Edlund oversees Papillon’s Nevada helicopter operations and plays a key role in the direction of the company’s sales and marketing efforts.

Edlund grew up with a front row seat to the tour industry. He is the son of Brenda Halvorson and grandson of Elling Halvorson, who founded the company.

Prior to joining Papillon, Edlund spent 13 years as a senior investment manager in Seattle’s commercial real estate market. He credits his entrepreneurial spirit to growing up surrounded by a family business and looks forward to carrying on the legacy.

Edlund graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Small Business and Communication. He has also completed HAI’s, Helicopter Operator Management Program.

About Jake Tomlin
As president of Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, Tomlin oversees Nevada fixed wing operations, assists with the company’s political and corporate affairs, and flies as a captain in the DHC-6 Twin Otter. He brings 15 years of professional aviation experience with the Department of Defense and commercial air tour industry.

Prior to joining Papillon Group, Tomlin served 11 years as an F/A-18 pilot and officer in the United States Marine Corps. His previous work experience includes management in personnel, quality assurance, aircraft maintenance, flight training and flight operations (both domestic and international).

Tomlin is the nephew of Chief Executive Officer Brenda Halvorson and part of the family’s third generation of company leadership.

Tomlin received a degree in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

ABOUT PAPILLON GROUP
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, Papillon (French for “butterfly”) is the world’s largest and longest-running aviation tour company with more than 600,000 passengers served annually on 75 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, Nev.; Grand Canyon West; Grand Canyon National Park and Page, Ariz. For more information, go to www.Papillon.com, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The Papillon Group offering limited helicopter seats for this Sunday’s Big Game

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LIMITED SEATS REMAIN FOR SUNDAY’S BIG GAME VIA PAPILLON GRAND CANYON HELICOPTERS

Need a ride for Sunday’s Big Game? A few seats remain for The Papillon Group’s privatized helicopter experience. The Seattle Seahawks will face the New England Patriots this Sunday at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. and there is a small window of opportunity to book this incredible ride to the biggest game of the year.

From nearly anywhere in the Scottsdale area, Papillon will pick up guests via private Pink Jeep Tours’ luxury vehicles, the ultimate in adventure ground transportation. From there, groups will be whisked to the Scottsdale Airport where an EC130 helicopter will be waiting to begin the 15-minute flight to the Glendale Airport, which is located in close proximity to the stadium. Once the helicopter touches down, Pink Jeep’s first-class vehicles will take guests directly to the main event where they can begin their game day experience. Once the game is over, Pink Jeep Tour Trekkers and Mercedes-Benz Sprinters will be waiting to return guests back to their hotel.

Considered the premier helicopter in the tour industry today, the EC130 features forward-facing, theater-style seating along with large, oversized windows that allow for unobstructed views of the Valley of the Sun and the surrounding Sonoran Desert.

The price starts at $599 per person with typically six passengers per helicopter. For more information and to make a reservation, visit www.Papillon.com/BigGame or call (702) 835-8477 or email BigGame@Papillon.com.

ABOUT THE PAPILLON GROUP
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, Papillon (French for “butterfly”) is the world’s largest and longest running “flightseeing” company with 3,500 passengers served daily, narration in 16 languages and nearly 70 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 Airlines, Scenic Airlines and Grand Canyon Coaches. Papillon is also one of the few companies that fly the entire Grand Canyon, including the South and West rims, home to the world-famous Skywalk, in addition to Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam and Page, Ariz. Tours afford maximum flight time, enabling guests to fully discover Grand Canyon’s great wilderness and scenic attractions. For more information, go to www.Papillon.com or find on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.