In just 18 minutes, Helijet’s familiar 12-passenger, twin-engine, two-pilot Sikorsky helicopters will whisk passengers on a scenic journey between the two downtown harbours. Equipped to operate in both daylight, after dark, and in most inclement weather the Sikorsky S76 will operate 12 scheduled flights (six return flights) between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. weekdays.
Flights operate between the downtown Vancouver Harbour Heliport, and the Nanaimo Harbour Heliport at the Cruise Ship Welcome Centre just minutes from Nanaimo’s city centre. Complimentary vehicle parking, downtown shuttle service, taxi and rental car services are available at both terminals.
“Helijet has the edge by being able to take off and land pre-dawn and after sunset, which allows us to offer a wider range of flight times each day,” said Danny Sitnam, President and CEO of Helijet. “Our quick flight time over the water, and our reliability, reduces the trip to little more than a short hop. We know commuters, business travellers and tourists alike will find exceptional value in being able to travel to and from Vancouver in just 18 minutes.”
“The Nanaimo Port Authority is pleased Helijet is ready to begin its service to and from the port’s Nanaimo Cruise Ship terminal, providing a fast new transportation option for Island residents and travellers to Vancouver Island,” added Bernie Dumas, President & CEO, Nanaimo Port Authority. “This new link between the central Island and the lower mainland provides more choice for business travellers and tourism, and is a positive addition to our local business community.”
Tickets for the Nanaimo service are available to Book Online Now or call Helijet Reservations at 1-800-665-4354 or email passengerservices[at]helijet.com
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