This promotion is applicable on the occasion of launching new and luxury travel services in Halong Bay. The co-operation between Seagull Seaplane and Paradise Cruises will bring new and unique traveling experiences for both domestic and international tourists who desire to explore Vietnam beauty in a different way. From Hanoi, tourists will be picked up by a private bus to travel to Noi Bai International Airport. Then, tourists can quickly carry out check-in procedures without waiting in line. After 30 minutes travelling by Halong seaplane from Noi Bai International Airport, tourists can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay from the altitude of 500 - 3,000 meter above the sea level. This daily scenic flight will cost about 5,375,000 VND/person (about USD $256/ person, the rate has not yet included VAT). Besides, the total cost for a Halong Bay tour in 2 days 1 night in Paradise Cruise and Seagull Seaplane is about 10,300,000 VND/ person (USD $490).
With a seaplane tour in Halong Bay in 2 days 1 night, tourists can savor majestic and picturesque Halong Bay from the high altitude in the seaplane. Then, when landing, tourists can rest in Paradise Cruises, one of the most luxury cruises in Halong Bay, enjoy relaxing moments, attend in exciting activities, simultaneously discover famous caves, and explore the distinctive features of Vietnamese culture. This service package will not only help travelers to save their time when traveling but also bring spectacular views of Vietnamese landscapes and seascapes. The combination between a scenic flight and a yacht on the Bay will promise to bring passengers a wonderful opportunity to explore Halong Bay in a totally new way with unique and unforgettable experience.
After the opening ceremony, from September 9th, Seagull Airlines will be put these 2 seaplanes in Halong into commercial use. As expected, each day will have 1 - 3 round-trip flights between Hanoi and Halong and 5 - 10 scenic flights on the Bay. Besides, Seagull Airlines also offers charter flight services for organizations and individuals on demand. Seagull Airlines is the first private airline exploiting seaplane flight services in Vietnam for commercial purposes.
At the opening ceremony, Mr. Luong Hoai Nam, General Director of Seagull Airlines said that seaplane services were opened for sustainable tourism development. Tourism services by seaplanes are in accordance with the requirements of natural protection. After this event, the company will propose Government and local businesses taking joint actions to turn Vietnam into a prestigious and luxury marine tourism destination in the world.
As one of the first passengers on the inaugural flight, Minister of Ministry of Transport, Mr. Dinh La Thang said, “Seaplane tours are a new and attractive service in Vietnam. Admiring Vietnamese beauty from the seaplane brings me the touch of fascination and the strong feeling of love for my beautiful country." It is expected that at the end of November 2014, Seagull Plane will expand its services to other cities and provinces in the country such as Ho Chi Minh City, Khanh Hoa, Can Tho, An Giang, Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Kien Giang, Lam Dong and so on.