World's Largest Zeppelin Is Back by Popular Demand in 2010 With Plenty of Opportunities to Check 'Airship Travel' Off Your Bucket List!

Airship Ventures Brings 'Eureka' Back to the LA Area January 7-18, 2010

Jan 05, 2010, 11:15 ET from Airship Ventures, Inc.

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a brand new year...where are you on your bucket list? Check off 'airship ride' as Airship Ventures returns to southern California January 7th with extended stays each and every month thereafter through June 2010! Having sold out on many trips to So-Cal last year, Airship Ventures has decided to spend part of each month here - including Valentines Day and many holidays - to accommodate a seemingly insatiable crowd of travel enthusiasts. LA travel dates and flightseeing tours are as follows:

    January 7-18 (holidays include Martin Luther King Day/Jan. 18)
    February 4-15 (holidays include Valentine's Day/Feb. 14 and
     President's Day/Feb. 15)
    March 26-28, 31 (no holidays)
    April 1-6, 15-27 (holidays/events include Easter, Long Beach Grand
     Prix, Earth Day)
    May 6-18 (holidays include Mother's Day/May 9, Memorial Day/May 31)
    June 24-27, 30 through July 5 (Independence Day Weekend)


'Taste of Zeppelin'

Our 30-minute tour of the Long Beach Harbor and the fascinating business of the Port of Long Beach. See the Queen Mary from above as you cruise around Downtown. $199 per person (plus taxes).

Long Beach Tour

1-hour flight...a relaxing extended route over the Long Beach Harbor and the fascinating Port of Long Beach before heading out and around the beautiful Rancho Palos Verdes Peninsula or southbound over the many beaches and wildlife areas. $495 per person (plus taxes).

Hollywood Studios Tour

2-hour flight traveling over the vast Los Angeles Basin and Downtown LA. Pass Dodger Stadium and Equestrian Center as a warm-up to a flyover of all the major Hollywood studios -- Disney, Dreamworks, NBC, Paramount, Sony, Universal and Warner Brothers. The Hollywood Bowl and Hollywood Sign remind you to look out for Grauman's Chinese Theater and the Walk of Fame before you spot Museum Row and the La Brea Tar Pits. The beautiful landscapes of Beverly Hills, Century City and Bel Air provide many intriguing sights, and then we'll request permission to cross over midfield at LAX, one of the busiest in the world, to see the East side of Palos Verdes, San Pedro and finally back to Long Beach. $950 per person (plus taxes).

Coastal Tour

2-hour flight starting in Long Beach and following the remarkable Pacific Coast Highway south along the varied vistas of the Seal, Huntington and Newport Beach areas. Depending on the weather and season, you might see kite surfers, kayaks, dolphins and/or whales! Around Laguna Beach are the inspiring dunes and wetlands of the wilderness parks and Crystal Cove state park with the lovely Laguna Hills in the distance. Dana Point marks the turning point for our journey back to Long Beach. $950 per person (plus taxes).

Sunset Flights

See the city by day and by night on a sunset flight! Some of our one and two hour tours are scheduled around the sunset to give you the best of both worlds. An unforgettable and romantic experience, from $495 per person plus taxes.

Transit Flights

For those seeking the ultimate Zeppelin experience, tours are available on the transit flights between Long Beach and the San Francisco Bay Area. Soaring above the California Coastline and Central Valley, these 8-hour cruises follow Highway 1 as the Zeppelin travels to and from Long Beach from her homebase at Moffett Field near San Francisco. $1500 (plus taxes) one-way, $2500 (plus taxes) round-trip, per person. Available Jan 6 and 19th. Inquire for future dates.


One and two-hour flightseeing tours on weekdays are eligible for the company's "buy one regular price ticket, save 50% on the second" promotional pricing. On weekends, plan an adventure with friends and/or family and take advantage of our "buy 3 get the 4th free" promotion. LA-area flights will depart from the AirFlite FBO terminal (a.k.a. AirFlite Aviation Services), adjacent to the main terminal at Long Beach Airport (3250 Airflite Way, Long Beach, CA 90807, at Cherry and Wardlow).

At 246 feet in length, Airship Ventures' Eureka is the world's largest airship -- 15 feet longer than a Boeing 747, and dwarfing the largest blimp by more than 50 feet. One of only three Zeppelins currently operating in the world, Eureka offers passengers spectacular 360-degree views of the sights on flightseeing tours above the San Francisco Bay, Silicon Valley, Monterey and Los Angeles. For information, to view a detailed flight schedule, and to purchase tickets visit: or call 650-969-8100 x111.

About Airship Ventures, Inc.

Founded in 2007 in California, Airship Ventures, Inc., operates the only passenger airship operation in the United States, featuring "Eureka," the world's largest airship. The Zeppelin's spacious cabin comfortably accommodates one pilot, one flight attendant, and 12 passengers with luxury features including oversized panoramic windows, an onboard restroom with window, and a 180-degree rear observation window and "love seat" that wraps the entire aft of the cabin. Using the inert gas helium for lift, and vectored thrust engines for flight, Zeppelin NTs have been flying in Germany and Japan since 1997 with an unparalleled safety record.

SOURCE Airship Ventures, Inc.