Cessna delivers first Grand Caravan EX to Vietnam


Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX

Cessna has delivered the first two Grand Caravan EX Amphibian aircraft into Vietnam.

Hai Au Aviation, the country’s sixth airline, will receive a third aircraft before the end of the year.

The company plans to offer scenic flights to various bays and islands, transport flights and customised flights with the Grand Caravan EX Amphibian aircraft, which have seating for two pilots and up to 12 passengers in a first-class interior configuration.

Christi Tannahill, senior vice president, turboprop aircraft, said: “The durability and versatility of the Cessna Grand Caravan EX make it the perfect partner for Hai Au Aviation to expand its high-end tourism operations. The comfort of the cabin, the large windows for sightseeing and the floats allowing it to take off and land anywhere are ideal for their missions.”

Luong Hoai Nam, general director of Hai Au Aviation, said: “Seaplane service by Hai Au Aviation will bring new tourism and travel opportunities to international tourists coming to Vietnam. Customers not only can visit our country’s most famous destinations more quickly and in better comfort, but can also experience Vietnam’s incredible natural scenery from above.

The extraordinary design of the Grand Caravan EX seaplanes strengthens the connection between the crew – captains hailing from Australia, Canada and New Zealand alongside Vietnamese first officers – and the passengers like never before. This unique connection is exactly what will make each Hai Au Aviation flight a truly fantastic experience for passengers.”

When Hai Au Aviation take delivery of their third aircarft, the company plans to connect Ho Chi Minh City with tourist destinations in the central and southern regions of Vietnam.