Papillon Airways to Unveil Multi-Million Dollar Passenger Terminal

Family-Owned Papillon also acquires Grand Canyon Helicopters, Grand Canyon Airlines, Grand Canyon Coaches and Scenic Airlines

Papillon Airways Unveils New Passenger Terminal // (c) 2009
Papillon Airways

Papillon Helicopters and Grand Canyon Airlines/Scenic Airlines, the largest premiere “flightseeing” companies in the world, will unveil their $9 million dollar Boulder City Aerocenter on Monday, March 23.

This marks the official debut of this ultramodern terminal that will house all of the Halvorsons’ Nevada operations under one roof including Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, Grand Canyon Airlines/Scenic Airlines and Canyon Flight Trading Company. Completed in less than one year, the terminal is the realized dream for the Halvorson family who oversaw the project.

On March 23 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Halvorson companies will host an exclusive grand opening event at the terminal located at 1265 Airport Road in Boulder City, Nev. Travel agents, concierge, suppliers, wholesalers, partners, customers and more are expected to attend.

The new 30,000 square foot terminal enables guests to seamlessly check in for all flights and tours offered by Papillon and Grand Canyon Airlines/Scenic Airlines. The terminal features 26-foot high ceilings and modern décor, with the center rotunda adorned by an enormous, avant-garde propeller with 24-foot long blades that slowly turn above passengers as they wait to board. Additional special touches include the air-conditioning vents that resemble airplane engine exhaust ducts. Guests can leave belongings in a secure storage area and can purchase food, beverages and gifts inside the terminal. Outside on the ramp, there lies space for Papillon’s local fleet of 15 helicopters and Grand Canyon Airlines/Scenic Airline’s 16 airplane fleet.

About Papillon Airways Inc.
Founded in 1965, Papillon Airways, Inc. (French for “butterfly”) and Grand Canyon Airlines/Scenic Airlines since 1929 are the largest “flightseeing” companies in the world, with nearly 70 state-of-the-art helicopters and airplanes, specifically designed to reveal panoramic views beyond imagination. The Halvorson family recently acquired Kenai Helicopters (now known as Grand Canyon Helicopters), Grand Canyon Airlines, Grand Canyon Coaches and Scenic Airlines. These companies are the only companies that fly the entire Grand Canyon including the South and West rims, in addition to tours of Las Vegas, Page/Lake Powell and Monument Valley. Tours afford maximum flight time, enabling guests to fully discover Grand Canyon’s great wilderness and scenic attractions. During busy months, the Halvorson companies fly more than 3,500 passengers daily. For more information, go to