Vietnam Air Service Company (VASCO) under Vietnam Airlines Corporation will cooperate with the Azur Helicopter Company (AHC) of France and the Vinacopter Company to open Vietnam’s first private helicopter service.

The charter service was expected to be operational by the end of October, using the Eurocopter AS350 B2 of AHC, which can transport four passengers and two pilots.

Flights will depart from Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City to popular sites in the southern cities and provinces.

According to Jussi Hoika, Commercial Director of Vinacopter, apart from transporting passengers, the helicopter was also suitable for filming and aerial photography./.