Papillon 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, Papillon will 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 will take place at Papillon’s Aerocenter.
The celebration will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the terminal that will mark the launch of the new Hoover Dam tours. Representatives from the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce will also be in attendance.
Following the ribbon-cutting, the international delegation will depart on helicopter tours to experience the new Hoover Dam tours. With these tours, Papillon 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, Papillon 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.
Built to tame the once-wild running Colorado River, Hoover Dam continues to be an international attraction drawing more than one million visitors each year. From the Black Canyon side of the dam, the massive concrete structure rises 726 feet (221 meters) from its base to the top. Hoover Dam is an inspiring sight to see from the air and from the Colorado River, and Papillon offers unrivaled tours at these unique vantage points.