Seaplane in Halong Bay has its new line

Seaplane in Halong Bay: Quang Ninh Province officially approved today Hai Au Company's proposal to open the airway with the seaplane between Halong Bay - Co To Island.

As a result, during the meeting on the transportation of passengers by seaplane between Halong Bay and Co To Island organized by the Hai Au Company, Mr. Nguyen Duc Long, Chairman of the People's Committee of Quang Ninh province has affirmed that the development of high quality and world class tourism products will contribute to the development of the province. As a result, the province accepted the Hai Au Company's proposal to open the new line by seaplane from Halong Bay to Co To Island and to other islands such as Minh Chau and Quan Lan.

Seaplane in Halong Bay

Mr. Long also said: the new products and services will contribute to the diversification of tourism products, especially high quality tourism products in Quang Ninh so that tourists stay longer in Halong Bay. At the same time, the relevant provincial offices must cooperate with the Hai Au Corporation to study and resolve the current difficulties and legal issues so that the new line of seaplane in Halong Bay is approved by the government.

Mr. Long also asked the Transport Department to authorize the landing of the seaplane at the internal seaports but ensuring safety. At the same time, research is needed to make the turf track for the seaplane as well as for the small planes on Co To Island. The Tourism Department must promote by assisting the Hai Au Company for the training of local workers when the new nine of seaplane in Halong Bay will be commissioned.

According to Mr. Long, the province will create the most favorable conditions in terms of administrative procedures and will ask Hai Au to speed up the implementation of the procedures so that the new seaplane line at Halong Bay will work as soon as possible, in summer 2018.

Previously, Hai Au Company proposed to the Quang Ninh People's Committee to open the seaplane line between Halong Bay and Co To Island from touristic season of 2018. The estimated duration of the trip is 15 to 17 minutes with the 12-seater seaplane.

Since September 2014, the service of seaplane in Halong Bay has been launched by the Hai Au Company. So, travelers take only 30 minutes to make the journey from Hanoi to Halong Bay to admire the unique panoramic view of the bay from the height of 500 - 3,000 m. Every day, there are 1 to 3 flights between Hanoi and Halong and 5 to 10 flights on the bay. There are two circuits of the seaplane in Halong Bay: 25 and 40 minutes.