Vacationers to the central city of Da Nang will have chance to enjoy an aerial view of famous tourist sites of the city by helicopter tours, which were launched on April 24.

The service, introduced by the Vietnam Helicopter Corporation, will include tours over Da Nang city, Non Nuoc, the Han River, Da Nang beach, voyages over Cu Lao Cham, My Son, Ly Son and Hue city.

Besides, the new service will also serve field-searching and medical aid services.

The French modern helicopter EC-130 T2 that can take six tourists on one trip will be used for the new service. A 12-minute round will cost a passenger 3 million VND (143USD).

One of Vietnam’s popular tourist destinations, Da Nang saw a jump in the number of tourist arrivals in first quarter of 2015 with around 878,076 travellers, up 17.3 percent against the same period last year.

Of them, 313,096 were foreigners, an increase of 14.7 percent and 564,980 were local holiday-makers, jumping 18.9 percent from the same period last year.

The city recently joined with central Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Nam provinces to unveil a campaign to promote tourism in their central region, home to numerous renowned beaches and world heritage sites.

The city will introduce new river tours, the Helio entertainment complex, a French village, the Asia Park, a night market on the Han river, and Vincom commercial centre.-VNA