Paradise Helicopters Expands Operations to Ko Olina with Oahu’s Only Full-Circle Tour, Becomes First Air Tour Company to Earn Global Safety Certification
Paradise is the first helicopter company to provide air tours, charters and inter-island transits to the Ko Olina area, home of the Four Seasons Resort Oahu and Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, via the Kalaeloa Airport, a short shuttle ride away. The 90-minute tour, which is the only flight to take guests on a full circle of Oahu, is $419 per person in a luxurious Bell 407 helicopter. It features large windows and limousine-style seating for a scenic, comfortable ride.
“We are looking forward to serving the growing Ko Olina and West Oahu areas with these new tours, giving guests a unique way to see Oahu’s beautiful historic and natural landmarks while conveniently departing from Kalaeloa Airport. We will also offer our extraordinary custom on-island and neighbor-island charters,” said Calvin Dorn, CEO of Paradise Helicopters. “In addition to offering the state’s most innovative and exclusive tours, we are proud to set the industry standard in safety throughout our operations for our customers, employees and colleagues.”
Paradise recently became the first air tour company in the world to be certified by Helicopter Association International’s new Accreditation Program of Safety (HAI-APS). HAI is the largest helicopter association in the world, with more than 4,000 members. In addition, Paradise is one of only two helicopter companies in Hawaii to complete IS-BAO Stage 2 certification, which is granted by the International Safety Board and includes stringent requirements that surpass both Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). As a result, Paradise was selected to present at the April 2016 CHC Helicopter Safety and Quality Summit in Vancouver, British Columbia, on its highly effective Safety Management System, which proactively identifies and manages risks. The certifications build on the company’s long-standing commitment to safety excellence.
To book a Paradise Helicopters tour or charter from Kalaeloa Airport, visit paradisecopters.com or call (866) 876-7422. Paradise also serves Oahu via Turtle Bay Resort, the Four Seasons Resort Lanai via the Lanai Airport, and Hawaii Island via Kona and Hilo International Airports.