Las Vegas Flight Tour Operator Sees Rise in Sales

Papillon Airways, which conducts flightseeing tours of the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas, posted a nearly 40 percent increase for the first quarter of 2011 in comparison to the same period in 2010. In March 2011, the company saw an 80 percent increase in revenues, to which the company attributed to its new packages.

In late 2009, Papillon eliminated all existing packages, allowing consumers to build their tours from a base price then add on experiences according to their particular desires. Since Papillon implemented the new streamlined structure on Nov. 1, 2009, overall company sales went up by 62 percent within the first 30 days. 

Under the new pricing structure, guests booking tours can select whether they would like to travel by helicopter, airplane or bus and the ability to add upgrades.
This spring, the company also recently announced exclusive, new private tours originating from McCarran International’s Papillon terminal. These tours, which take place onboard one of Papillon’s three helicopters based at the terminal, showcase the Grand Canyon and the Las Vegas Strip.  Guests receive roundtrip complimentary limousine service from most major Las Vegas Strip and downtown hotels. The tours are available in 10 languages including Mandarin, Cantonese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish via digital audio narration. 

More brand-new tours will be announced later this spring.

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