Bintan, Riau Archipelago, Indonesia, May 30, 2023 / Bintan Resorts, along with Spektrum Aviation, have launched a new tourist attraction for visitors to Bintan called Fly Bintan. Three flights of 12, 30 and 60 minute helicopter rides take passengers up on a bird’s eye flight around the Lagoi and other areas for stunning views of the island’s popular sites.
The Crystal Beach Tour is a 12-minute flight that costs IDR 7,600,000 per flight (up to a maximum of four passengers) and will fly over the Lagoi area of Bintan. Passengers will get to enjoy views of Lagoi Bay, Lagoi Lake, Bintan Resorts Reservoir, Ria Bintan Golf Club, Club Med Bintan, Laguna Golf Club, Banyan Tree Bintan, Cassia Bintan, Nirwana Gardens, Kelong Restaurant, Doulos Phos The Ship Hotel, Treasure Bay and Bintan Resorts Long Coastline.
The Bintan Historical Tour lasts for 30 minutes flying over five historical sights and costs IDR 17,500,000 per flight.
The Paradise Island Tour is the longest of the tours lasting 60 minutes costing IDR 35,000,000 and will fly visitors further afield to sights including Fish Head Island, Nikoi Island and Berakit Island, just to name a few.
Passengers have to be six years old and above to go on Fly Bintan, and the tour operates daily from Monday to Sunday, 9am to 5.30pm local time during daylight hours only. Fly Bintan takes off from Lagoi Bravo Helipad located at BBIR township, which is a short 15 to 20 minute drive away from the resorts in Lagoi.
The Robinson 66, a five-seater single engine helicopter by the Robinson Helicopter Company, is popular for commercial, corporate and tourism use. It is powered by a Rolls Royce RR300 turboshaft engine at 300 horsepower, and achieves a maximum speed of 140 knots and range of 300 nautical miles. It can reach a maximum altitude of 14,000 feet and has large windows that provide excellent views for passengers. Its state-of-the-art technology ensures that passengers ride in smooth, comfortable air-conditioned comfort.
This tour will be operated by certified crew and pilot, with Chief Captain Ken M. Harsoyo at the helm. With 37 years and more than 10,000 hours of flying experience under his belt, Captain Harsoyo has mastered 17 types of single and multi-engine helicopters over the years. He is also a senior instructor at STP Curug, one of the longest established aviation schools in Indonesia.
“We are excited to bring this new attraction to the island for the enjoyment and pleasure of our visitors,” said Mr Abdul Wahab, Group General Manager, Bintan Resorts Cakrawala. “Travellers to Bintan have enjoyed all the resorts and attractions on ground and sea, now for the first time they will have a different experience with Fly Bintan, with birds eye views that are truly stunning. Visitors are always looking for something new to see and do, so we are pleased to be able to bring Fly Bintan to them. This new ride will appeal to adventure seekers, the romantics and also families. Customised flight requests can also be arranged if companies so wish to entertain their guests and VIPs.”
For more details, terms and conditions and booking information, please visit: www.bintan-resorts.com
About Bintan Resorts
Bintan Resorts is a multi-award winning, integrated beach resort destination that is
host to 19 independent beach resorts, four designer golf courses, as well as an ever-
expanding range of recreational facilities and attractions. It covers the entire northern
coast of Bintan Island and is located just 60 minutes away via a catamaran ferry ride
from Singapore, easily accessible for those looking for the perfect tropical beach