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Why Scenic

At Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, we proudly carry the title of the world's premier Grand Canyon air tour operator. We offer the most thorough and unique tour packages at prices that simply be matched, along with an award-winning safety record, your visit to the Grand Canyon or destinations like Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Monument Valley, and beyond, will be an experience you'll never forget.

Since our emergence as the world's first Grand Canyon air tour operator, we at Scenic have spent the past 90 years dedicated to maintaining our reputation for superior service as well as our unmatched strides in safety. Growing alongside our our diligent operations, our tour offerings have greatly expanded from those of 1927. In addition to the Grand Canyon National Park, Scenic now features destinations including the Grand Canyon West and Page, Arizona - home of world-famous landmarks including Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and Rainbow Bridge. Find out more about what has allowed Scenic to remain the most sought-after air tour operator for nearly a century.

Aircraft and Passenger Safety

Providing a safe and superior travel experience is of paramount importance to our company. As employees, we personally accept the responsibility of placing the safety of our passengers above all other company objectives. Our vigilant pilots and employees, along with our ever-increasing standards, are the reason for our impeccable safety record and reputation.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires advanced certification and licensing for any airline to operate a passenger aircraft. To receive this licensing, an airline must earn multiple certifications that cover a variety of regulations and policies. For fixed-wing flights and aerial tour operations, Scenic Airlines holds a "Part 135" certificate. These government operational and safety rules apply to charter flights carrying up to 30 passengers.

Our Aircraft
Twin Otter Vistaliner

The De Havilland Twin Otter Vistaliner might be the best aircraft in the world for sightseeing! Our specially-designed Twin Otters feature comfortable cabins that offer passengers the best opportunities for photographing the unbelievable panoramic views below them. The high-set wings also ensure that every seat has a unobstructed view. Scenic Airlines is the aerial sightseeing company that operates these custom aircraft, ensuring the ultimate sightseeing experience.

Features

  • Excellent sightseeing and photography opportunities
  • High wing design for unobstructed views
  • Climate-controlled cabin with heating and air conditioning for your comfort
  • Bose headsets with GPS-triggered tour narrations in 16 languages
  • Seats 19 passengers + 2 pilots
  • Spacious cabin
  • Twin turbine engine with environmentally-friendly quiet technology
  • Scenic uses the Twin Otter for:
  • Tour operations to Grand Canyon National Park
  • Tour operations to Grand Canyon West
  • Tour operations to Page, Arizona
  • Customized sightseeing charters
Cessna Caravan

Our Cessna Caravans offer comfort, optimal viewing, and a quiet ride for our guests who are travelling to the Grand Canyon and beyond! The Cessna Caravan is fitted with windows on both sides for the ultimate sightseeing opportunity.

The Cessna Caravan is fixed-gear with a single turboprop engine, a short-haul regional airliner that offers fantastic and fast take-off and landing capabilities, allowing as much time in the air as possible to experience sights like the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Mojave Desert, the Kaibab National Forest, and Lake Powell.

Features

  • Panoramic viewing and excellent photo opportunities
  • Climate-controlled cabin with heating and air conditioning for your comfort
  • Bose headsets with GPS-triggered tour narrations in 16 languages
  • Seats 9 passengers +1 pilot
  • Quiet and spacious cabin with bucket seats
  • Scenic uses the Twin Otter for:
  • Tour operations to Grand Canyon National Park
  • Tour operations to Grand Canyon West
  • Tour operations to Page, Arizona
  • Customized sightseeing charters

Airport Facilities and Locations

Boulder City Terminal

Address

1265 Airport Rd

Boulder City, NV 89005

This terminal is located at the Boulder City Municipal Airport in historic Boulder City, Nevada. This spacious, state-of-the-art facility serves airline guests visiting the Grand Canyon's South Rim and West Rim, and is the departure point for our most popular tours.

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South Rim Terminal

Address

3555 Airport Rd

Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023

Located at the Grand Canyon National Park Airport, our South Rim terminal is the launching point for our incredible air tours of the National Park and flights departing to Page, Arizona.

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West Rim Terminal

Address

5001 Diamond Bar Road

Peach Springs, AZ 86434

Located at the remote West Rim of the Grand Canyon, this now-bustling air terminal was originally a fuel stop for flights from Las Vegas. This location provides service from to and from our Boulder City terminal and serves as a departure point for our air and ground tours of the West Rim.

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Page, AZ Terminal

Address

Page Municipal Airport

238 10th Avenue

Page, AZ 86040

Our terminal located at Page, AZ offers service to and from our South Rim operations, as well as the launching point for our incredible air tours of Glen Canyon, Lake Powell, and the surrounding area.

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Two airplanes parked at the South Rim prepare for a Grand Canyon air tour.

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.

What part of the Grand Canyon is closest to Las Vegas?

The Grand Canyon West Rim is the closest side of the canyon to Las Vegas. It is approximately 130 miles from the heart of Las Vegas.

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! 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.

How much is a flight to the Grand Canyon?

It depends! The cost of a flight to the Grand Canyon varies based on your departure location, destination, the day of the week, and the time of year.

What cities offer flights to the Grand Canyon?

We offer daily nonstop flights to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas and Page, Arizona. Flights are available to both of the Grand Canyon National Park and Grand Canyon West.

Learn more about flights to the Grand Canyon.

What other destinations can I fly to from Las Vegas?

Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines offers nonstop flights from the Las Vegas area to 3 incredible destinations. 

See all flights from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon and beyond.

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.

What are the best days to book a tour flight?

Hop on a tour flight any day of the week. Flights to and from Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and Page in Arizona operate year round. 

We do encourage our customers to book online in advance to take advantage of our best pricing.

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.
Are flights a safe way to travel?

Absolutely! We meticulously inspect our equipment and hire professionally trained and certified pilots to ensure a smooth travel experience. Our vigilant pilots and employees, along with our ever-increasing standards, are the reason for our impeccable safety record and reputation.

Do you offer tour narration in different languages?

Visitors travel from around the world to fly with us. Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines offers airplane tour narration in 16 different languages. Please specify which language(s) your party speaks when you book your reservation.