Airplane at Boulder City

About Us

For nearly 100 years, Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines has been chartering sightseekers and thrillseekers alike over the Grand Canyon. Over the last century, our airline has grown to fly approximately 300,000 passengers per year to destinations including the Grand Canyon National Park, the Grand Canyon West Rim, and world-famous natural landforms like Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and Monument Valley. We pride ourselves not only on our immense variety of tour options, but most importantly on our impeccable safety record, proudly maintained by our skilled pilots, crew, and staff. Join us and experience the most incredible sights the American Southwest has to offer.

It was in 1927 that Scenic Airlines charted the first airplane tour over one of the Seven Wonders of the World: the Grand Canyon. Since then, the standard has been set for aerial sightseeing and tour operation. Scenic has earned its fame around the world for its performance in airborne touring over the Grand Canyon from both Las Vegas and from the National Park itself. Since that first flight 90 years ago we have been honored to transport over 10 million more sightseers across the canyon, which makes Scenic the largest and most experienced aerial tour operator in the world. Approximately 300,000 passengers choose Scenic each year for their sightseeing experience, and we are proud to know that our name has become internationally synonymous with travel to the Grand Canyon.

Our Tours

As the premier experts on aerial sightseeing tours, we at Scenic Airlines pride ourselves in the variety of tour options we have developed over the years. Scenic offers over 20 unique tours ranging in time from a one-hour, air-only sightseeing flight, to a two-day/one-night getaway at the canyon. Discover the most impressive landscapes at either the Grand Canyon National Park, the West Rim, or the rustic North Rim. Travelers looking for a relaxing experience will enjoy a smooth airplane ride while thrillseekers can embark on one of our more adventurous expeditions. Additionally, Scenic Airlines can design a unique and customized tour exclusively for your large group, company retreat, or incentive program. Whether your team would like a gourmet meal on our private Lake Powell beach or host an exceptional meeting at the rim of the canyon, let Scenic arrange the perfect itinerary. No matter what tour you choose, the opportunity to marvel at the rich beauty of the American Southwest before reaching one of the Seven Wonders of the World is truly an unforgettable one.

All sightseeing air tours are charter flights operating under the FAA rules applicable to charter air transportation.

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A Twin Otter airplane parked at the Boulder City air terminal, where Grand Canyon airplane tours depart.

Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines FAQs

Do you offer hotel pick-up and drop-off?

Yes! Many Las Vegas airplane flights include complimentary pick-up and drop-off from most major hotels Downtown and on the Strip. Not staying at one of these hotels? No problem. Simply drive to the nearest one to hop on our shuttle service to your airplane terminal.

Can you do a day trip to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas?

Absolutely! In just under an hour, you can hop on a direct flight to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas. Spend as much time exploring the sites as you'd like before boarding a return flight back to Sin City.

While you're in the Grand Canyon, enhance your experience with a Grand Canyon tour flight. Soar over the breathtaking landscapes in a state-of-the-art airplane or helicopter.

Learn more about Grand Canyon tours.

When is the best time to fly to the Grand Canyon?

The Spring and Fall are widely considered the best times of the year to make a trip to the Grand Canyon. During these periods, the daytime temperatures are cool and the crowds are thin.

How long should I plan to spend at the Grand Canyon?

The Grand Canyon has so many incredible sights to see, places to explore, and photo opportunities that can't be missed! If you have a free day in your Las Vegas vacation, we'd recommend planning to spend at least five hours exploring the Grand Canyon during your visit.

Discover some of the exciting activities and tours available at the Grand Canyon.

Can you guarantee or assign seating on the flight?

Comfort is key, and picking the perfect seat is an important part of that. We can take general seat requests, such as window vs. aisle, whenever possible. Seating is first-come, first-serve. We recommend checking in for your flight 30-45 minutes early for the best chance of getting your seat preference.

However, safety is our top priority. When seating our guests, we also take weight distribution into consideration to ensure a safe and balanced aircraft.

Learn more about our dedication to aircraft and passenger safety.

Can I bring luggage on my airline flight?

Yes! You can bring luggage with you on your Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines flight. Each passenger can check luggage up to 25 lbs per bag with a limit of 50 lbs total. 

Additional luggage information includes:

  • 25lbs per bag with a limit of 50 lbs total for all checked bags per person.
  • A flat charge of $25 will be added if luggage exceeds these limits.
  • Baggage CANNOT exceed 150 lbs.
  • We cannot transport baggage/luggage as cargo without passengers traveling.