NMPT adds heli-tourism as cruise season begins

With the beginning of this year’s cruise season on Monday, the New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) also began country’s first port-based heli-tourism initiative. Aida Vita, a Panama Flag vessel called on NMP with 1,154 guests on Monday morning marking the beginning of the cruise season in Mangaluru. Around 400 of them disembarked for sight-seeing, said Port Chairman A.V. Ramana. While the port had been facilitating transport services — autorickshaw, taxi and buses — for guests, this year NMP facilitated heli-tourism too. Chipsan Aviation Pvt. Ltd. deployed a six-seater helicopter to ferry tourists to Bekal Fort near Kasaragod in Kerala, Sringeri, Chikkamagaluru, Dharmasthala, Belur, Halebidu, etc. Source: The Hindu https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/nmpt-adds-heli-tourism-as-cruise-season-begins/article29882992.ece