Grand Canyon Airlines is believed to be the world's oldest, most experienced air tour company in continuous operation since 1927. We have flown millions of satisfied visitors and look forward to serving you! Aboard our exclusive ultra-quiet fleet of VISTALINER® aircraft, "With Grand Canyon Airlines, Your Memories are Cleared for Takeoff!"
Grand Canyon Airlines (GCA) recognizes that there are certainly many options when purchasing a simple Grand Canyon airplane tour or package for a Grand Canyon vacation. Understand that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS) work very closely together to strictly regulate airplane tours of the Grand Canyon, the FAA being the “governing agency” of the airspace. Contrary to many misconceptions, these rules and regulations make the Grand Canyon one of the safest airspaces in the United States and allow for one of the least intrusive ways to experience and view this natural wonder.
With these statutory laws, rules, and regulations, Grand Canyon airplane tours are absolutely identical for each fixed-wing air tour company. This includes such things as tour routes, aircraft altitudes, radio calling points, National Park overflight fees, training requirements, and hours of operations in the Canyon skies. Routes and altitudes for rotor-wing helicopters are separated from fixed-wing aircrafts in the interest in safety. We support these federal agencies in their role of enforcement as it is crucial to maintain the objectives of safety and satisfaction in our industry.
The Grand Canyon is truly a magnificent, magical place and many people consider a Grand Canyon airplane tour to be a "once in a lifetime experience.” When looking for an airplane tour, we invite you to investigate and determine for yourself who should earn your business. We have spent a significant amount of time and resources in separating ourselves from the others.
With that said, there are many different air tour companies complying with these rules and regulations that the government oversees. Still, there are literally dozens of areas where Grand Canyon airplane tour companies, products, services, and prices might differ from one another. For example, there are wide varieties of types of aircraft used (both fixed-wing airplanes and rotor-wing helicopters), many different types of views, speed in flight, stability and levels of comfort, and simple customer service, etc. The Grand Canyon is truly a magnificent, magical place and it is our experience that most people consider a Grand Canyon airplane tour to be a "once in a lifetime experience". When looking for an air tour, we invite you to investigate and determine for yourself who should earn your business. We have spent a significant amount of time and resources in separating ourselves from the others. In searching for an Grand Canyon airplane tour, here are some fun questions you may wish to consider before making your decision.