One of the transportation services that bring people to and from Vancouver Island is looking to incentivize travellers this summer as British Columbia eases restrictions from COVID-19.
Helijet has revealed an updated summer schedule that includes additional flights between the Island and the mainland, as well as discounted pricing for the summer in an attempt to encourage passengers to “discover British Columbia once again.”
Over the course of the summer — up until September 6, 2021 — Helijet will be offering passengers rates at a 25 per cent discount.
Additionally, children 12 years and under will be eligible to fly free of charge when accompanied by an adult.
While British Columbia has entered Step 3 of its COVID-19 Restart Plan, which eases some of the previous restrictions in place, Helijet says that health and safety protocols will still be followed and certain regulations will remain in place. All travellers who are using the flight service will be required to do a health check as well as wear a mask from the duration of check-in to arrival and while onboard the aircraft.
As for the schedule, Helijet says that this summer will offer “up to 75 per cent more flights” during the week, “with more convenient times to help make the most of your travel day.”
Another addition to the service that is returning amid COVID-19 is that snacks and beverages will be served on Helijet’s licensed patio areas at each heliport location.
The helicopter service flies between Vancouver, Nanaimo and Victoria.