A helicopter company is offering free flights for health care responders in British Columbia.
Helijet has announced that beginning April 6, health care responders can travel for free between Vancouver and its terminals in Victoria and Nanaimo for “at least” the next 30 days.
The initiative applies to health care workers, including doctors and nurses, who are travelling for business-related reasons.
“We’re proud to help out during the COVID-19 crisis by supporting free flights for British Columbia’s health care responders who may need to travel to and from Vancouver Island. Their efforts are unprecedented right now and we’re proud to help where we can,” Danny Sitnam, president and chief executive officer of Helijet, said in a press release.
Helijet, which has been deemed an essential service, is currently operating on a reduced schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic but continues to operate daily return flights from Vancouver Harbour to Victoria Harbour and Nanaimo.
The company also said it has increased its safety measures amid the pandemic, by limiting the maximum number of passengers in all aircraft to six, sanitizing aircraft cabins prior to departure, disinfecting all aircraft each night, deep cleaning its terminals and providing hand sanitizer to all travellers.