Helijet lands at Nanaimo cruise ship terminal.

Helijet lands at Nanaimo cruise ship terminal.

Helijet offers weekend service between Nanaimo and Vancouver

NANAIMO – Popularity of weekday route leads to expansion.

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.

Helijet is offering fares starting at $79 on all flights from Dec. 19 to Jan. 3. Additionally, children 12 and under fly free when travelling with a paying adult.

Last week, Helijet also announced the expansion of the Nanaimo heliport to accommodate B.C.’s Air Ambulance helicopters with its 7/24 emergency air service requirements, and support emergency patient air transfers to and from the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital’s proximity.