Arrive By Plane
The Grand Canyon National Park Airport has served the number one tourist site in the State of Arizona since 1925 and is the only state owned airport in the state.  It is part of the Arizona Department of Transportation.  Grand Canyon National Park Airport (GCN) is located just outside of the South Rim entrance in the town of Tusayan; it is primarily utilized by companies who provide Grand Canyon air tours and private aircraft. The airport is located in Tusayan, AZ, seven miles from the South Rim and two miles from the Park Entrance.
The new terminal facility supports scheduled airline operations from across the country changing the way travelers arrive at the Grand Canyon National Park. The airport has one runway, 3/21, 9000 feet x 150 feet.
The current airport is built on the site of the first Grand Canyon Airport that was built in 1925. The current airport opened in October 1965, and the airport terminal was completed and dedicated on October 20, 1967. Grand Canyon National Park Airport completed the new Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Facility (ARFF) Maintenance Building in 2010. The airport has Aircraft Crash and Rescue services available during the control tower operating hours.
Grand Canyon Airlines On October 3, 1927 a Stinson Detroiter took off from a small rural airport near the Grand Canyon. Grand Discovery Tour and indeed grand canyon airplane tours themselves were invented by Grand Canyon Airlines on that day.

Since then GCA has flown over a million passengers on the Grand Discovery tour and shown them the famous and beautiful parts of the Grand Canyon. This tour is perfect for those wanting to see the vastness of the canyon without draining their pocket book.

Hourly departures from the Grand Canyon National Park Airport head for the eastern part of Grand Canyon, cross over the canyon at Zuni Point Pass, placing both the Painted Desert and the Navajo Indian Reservation on display just to the east along the Colorado River. The tour then changes course to fly over the north rim showing guests the Kaibab Plateau and Kaibab National Forest.

Maverick Helicopters® offers VIP-level service from various departure locations, including Las Vegas, and the Grand Canyon. Our airline division, Maverick Airlines, departs from the Henderson Executive Airport.

Whether it is a Grand Canyon Helicopter tour, a flight above the Las Vegas Strip, or an airline flight throughout the stunning Southwest, you are sure to experience a breathtaking tour of the most beautiful scenery in the Western United States. Maverick Grand Canyon Tours offers the highest level of safety and service in the industry and has over 18 years' experience of making dreams come true!

Airplane and helicopter tours are offered by providers outside of the south rim in Tusayan at the Grand Canyon Airport, and also from Las Vegas. Scenic flights are no longer allowed to fly below the rim within the national park. However, some helicopter flights land on the Havasupai and Hualapai Indian Reservations within Grand Canyon (outside of the park boundaries).

Maverick Aviation Group, +1 888-261-4414. This Las Vegas-based sightseeing and charter services company offers an array of tours to both the West and South Rims of the Grand Canyon through Maverick Helicopters, Maverick Airlines, and Mustang Helicopters.

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