Scenic Airlines

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Scenic Airlines
Scenic Airlines DHC-6 Twin Otter
IATA code : YR
ICAO code : SCE
Call sign : SCENIC
Founding: 1967
Seat: Las Vegas , United States
United StatesUnited States 
Home airport : Boulder City Airport
Company form: Inc.
Fleet size: 16
Aims: regional

Scenic Airlines is an American airline based in Las Vegas . She specializes in operating excursion and sightseeing flights between Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon .


A Ford Trimotor from Scenic Airlines

Scenic Airlines was founded in 1967 and started operating several smaller Cessnas. The demand soon exceeded the supply, so a Ford Trimotor was used. A DHC-6 Twin Otter was used for the first time in 1972 . In 1988 Scenic Airlines merged with Eagle Canyon Airlines, with the name Scenic Airlines remaining. In 2001 Scenic Airlines received the license for scheduled flights. These were carried out with a Beechcraft 1900D , but discontinued in 2006 due to high costs.

In 2007 Scenic Airlines was bought by Grand Canyon Airlines, which is part of the Papillon Group. The name was retained again in order to offer even more options for tourists in combination with Papillon Helicopter and Grand Canyon Airlines.


There are mainly sightseeing flights to the Grand Canyon , Bryce Canyon , Hoover Dam , Monument Valley and Yosemite National Park . Connecting flights touch six towns in Nevada and California .


The Scenic Airlines fleet consists of 16 DHC-6 Vistaliners , each with 19 seats and particularly large panoramic windows.


See also

Web links

Commons : Scenic Airlines  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c B.I. Hengi: Airlines Worldwide . 7th edition. NARA-Verlag, 2012, ISBN 978-3-925671-59-3 .
  2. ^ A b Günter Endres / Graham Edwards: Type manual airlines . Heel, 2008, ISBN 978-3-89880-916-0 .
  3. Scenic Airlines Equipment (English), accessed January 24, 2015
  4. Aircraft accident data and report in the Aviation Safety Network (English)