FAS sees growth with tourist heli tours
Falcon Aviation Services, which operates sightseeing helicopter tours from its certified helipad at Dubai's flagship Atlantis The Palm resort, says uptake for the service rose 20% last year. Falcon, which operates the service in partnership with Alpha Tours using a seven seater, EC130 helicopter, said it's also aiming for a 20% rise in bookings this year.
At the same time, the company, which is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, is looking to emulate the sight-seeing success in Abu Dhabi with the company’s Chief Operating Officer, Captain Raman Oberoi citing a need to “find the right partner.”
Dubai is targeting a tourist intake of 20 million by 2020 with Abu Dhabi citing more conservative goals in its 2030 plan of 7.3 million visitors.