Lucky To Go is launching a shuttle service to fill the gap left when Wilson’s Transportation suspended their YYJ Airport Shuttle, with no restart date set.
Mandeep Rana, CEO of LTG Technologies, which operates Lucky To Go ride-hailing and Easy Shuttle Ride service, says the shuttle will operate two lines that run to the ferries and near the airport – one from downtown Victoria, the other from Langford.
“We saw this opportunity of running the shuttle bus services back and forth to downtown from downtown Victoria to the airport and the ferries, as well as we’ll be opening up a new line which is called the Langford line,” Rana said. “We got the license from the Passenger Transportation Board in December, and we are ready to operate the business as of next week.”
Currently, the shuttle can drop passengers off right at the Swartz Bay terminal, but for the airport, the drop-off will be on McTavish Road.
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Rana says the goal is to have a drop-off for passengers right at the Victoria Airport in the future and has reached out to the airport authority to make that happen, but nothing has been finalized as of this time.
One benefit of using the Lucky To Go shuttle, according to Rana, is that if a passenger books a shuttle ride and it is deemed to not have enough riders to run the full shuttle, a ride-hailing vehicle will be sent to take the passengers who booked to their destination at the same price as the shuttle.
For now, a shuttle ride can be booked through the Easy Ride Shuttle website, though Rana says the goal is to integrate the booking into the Lucky To Go app in the future.
CHEK News has reached out to the Victoria Airport Authority for a comment and will update this story when that becomes available.