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Virus-related travel decline hits Las Vegas helicopter tours


September 20, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The plummeting of international travel in the wake of COVID-19 has put dozens of helicopter tour pilots and staffers out of work in southern Nevada.

Several companies known for scenic tour flights to the Las Vegas Strip and Grand Canyon have cut significant slices of their staff to mirror business demand, according to documents filed with Nevada employment officials.

Bryan Kroten, Maverick Helicopters' vice president of marketing, said the pandemic has most impacted the number of flights the company makes to the Grand Canyon – bookings that almost entirely come from int...

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