Last updated: 02:25 PM ET, Tue March 17 2015

British Airways, Monaco Tourist Authority to Offer Free Helicopter Transfers

Airlines & Airports | Patrick Clarke | March 17, 2015

British Airways, Monaco Tourist Authority to Offer Free Helicopter Transfers

Photo courtesy of British Airways

Few people will ever know what it's like to fly in a helicopter. But if you're heading to Nice, France with British Airways, it's just another part of the luxury experience. 

As if visiting Monte Carlo wasn't enough to make you feel like a rockstar, England's British Airways and the Monaco Government Tourist Authority are teaming up to offer indulgent travelers a seven-minute scenic helicopter ride between Nice and Monaco.

According to, the duo has introduced "Passport to Monte Carlo," a new exclusive offer headlined by complimentary helicopter transfers between Nice and Monaco during the winter season and from Monaco to Nice during the summer season.

But the first-class service doesn't end there. Upon landing, guests are escorted from the helipad to their hotel and even receive coupons to a handful of local attractions, including the Oceanographic museum, aquarium, and Zoological terraces.

"We are always looking for ways to create the ultimate holiday experience for our customers," said British Airways Holidays managing director Claire Bentley in a statement. "This incredible new offer will mean travelers to Monaco can arrive in serious style."

"I’m already searching for a weekend in my own diary," added Bentley.

"We are delighted to offer our Passport to Monte Carlo exclusively for all British Airways Holidays customers, as it will give them an opportunity to make the very most of their experience with us," said Monaco Tourist Authority managing director Stephan Roberge.

Despite being among the world's smallest countries, the Principality of Monaco boasts more than 300 days of sunshine per year, making it an ideal vacation spot for travelers with money to spend. 

Located just a few miles west of Nice along the Mediterranean Coast, Monte Carlo is a tourist hotspot in addition to a playground for the rich and famous. Home to Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix, tennis' Monte Carlo Masters, casinos, museums, and more, the area is a leisure traveler's paradise. 

For more information on Monaco, France

For more Airlines & Airports News


You may use your Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook information, including your name, photo & any other personal data you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on Click here to learn more.

Sandals Resorts: The 5-Star Luxury Included Resorts

Hotels & Resorts