Helijet begins weekend flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver on Christmas Eve

Nanaimo Heliport Exterior Terminal.

Nanaimo Heliport Exterior Terminal.

Updated January 8, 2017

Effective December 24, 2016, Helijet International expanded its service to include weekend flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver.

Previously, Helijet offered six roundtrips each day between its Nanaimo Harbour Heliport and Vancouver Harbour locations. Helijet now offers three roundtrips a day on Saturdays and Sundays with this expanded service.

The Nanaimo Port Authority (NPA) and Pacific Heliport Services (PHS) have also recently expanded the existing heliport located on NPA’s Cruise Centre. This additional capacity means that the Nanaimo Heliport can now accommodate British Columbia’s Air Ambulance helicopters with their 7/24 emergency air service requirements and support emergency patient air transfers to and from the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital’s proximity.

“The expansion of the Nanaimo heliport is another example of our commitment to serve Vancouver Island communities,” said Rick Hill, Helijet vice president of Commercial & Business Programs. “On behalf of Helijet, I want to thank the Snuneymuxw First Nation, the Nanaimo Port Authority and the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for making that heliport improvement project possible.”