Helicopter tours popular

9:33 am on 19 September 2011

Helicopter tours of parts of Christchurch damaged by the earthquakes are gaining in popularity.

Three helicopter operators are flying over the central city with two of them incorporating Lyttelton and Sumner in the tour.

One of them, Helipro, says most of its customers are Canterbury people who want to see the city before the demolition crews finish their work.

Another tour business has put a London double decker bus back on the road for the first time since February, this time with a focus on downtown damage and the steps being taken to rebuild the city.