Cape Town Helicopters launched their new hangar at the V&A Waterfront last Thursday, August 31, at the Helistop in East Pier ahead of the upcoming tourist season.
They had previously operated from informal offices at East Pier. The new space now has a reception area, and upon booking a tour, guests can walk just a few steps into a helicopter.
Neil Warren, the CEO of Cape Town Helicopters, said they were delighted to now be operating from a world-class facility. He said Cape Town lends itself to heli-tourism in that guests have access to the natural beauty of the city.
David Green, the CEO of the Waterfront, said there were 14 helipads and up to 4 000 heliflips in a good month at the precinct.
Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis declared the facility open and said as he opens the hangar doors, “this business opens the door to Cape Town”.
“Cape Town had 3.2 million visitors so far and as we invest in the tourism industry our economy grows,” he said.