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Sikkim: Mi17 helicopters to boost tourism in state

First Published: 22nd February, 2024 11:47 IST

The Mi17 helicopters will be pressed into service for commercial operations from March 6.

Sikkim Tourism is all set for a major philip, as Mi17 helicopters will be pressed into service for commercial operations from March 6.

These helicopters, known for their robustness and reliability, will offer tourists a unique and exhilarating aerial perspective of the region, known for its pristine beauty.

Operating as fully-fledged commercial passenger carriers, these helicopters will cater to the growing demand for convenient and efficient transportation options in Sikkim’s tourism circuit.

Furthermore, to ensure seamless operations, the Burtuk Helipad is currently undergoing upgrades and enhancements, aimed at optimizing its functionality and accommodating the influx of tourists expected to utilize this new mode of transportation.

These helicopters, known for their robustness and reliability, will offer tourists a unique and exhilarating aerial perspective of the region.

Equipped with a spacious seating capacity of 26, and accompanied by professional air hostesses/stewards, the MI17 helicopters promise a comfortable and safe journey for passengers.

Watch also: Sikkim: Mi17 helicopters to be introduced for tourists

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