Beginning Dec. 24, Helijet International will expand its service to include weekend flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver.
Helijet currently offers six round-trips each day between its Nanaimo Harbour Heliport and Vancouver Harbour locations. The expanded service will see Helijet offer three round-trips a day on Saturdays and Sundays.
“Since starting service to Nanaimo and the mid-island, we’ve had many conversations with business and leisure travelers about weekend service,” said Rick Hill, Helijet vice-president of Commercial & Business Programs. “Our Vancouver Island and our Lower Mainland customers have all said they would welcome the addition of weekend service. When we looked at how our traffic has increased since entering the Nanaimo market and at how positive the feedback has been… we felt now was a good time to expand to a seven-day-a-week operation.”
To celebrate the new service, Helijet is offering fares from $79 on all flights from Dec. 19 through Jan. 3, 2017. Additionally, children 12 and under fly free when travelling with a paying adult.