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Helijet adds special flights between Port Alberni, Nanaimo during Highway 4 closure

‘Essential service’ flights start June 19 to Alberni Valley Regional Airport
Helijet will fly once a day between Port Alberni and Nanaimo while Highway 4 is closed due to the Cameron Bluffs wildfire. (File photo)

RICHMOND, B.C.— Due to the ongoing closure of Highway 4 on Vancouver Island, Helijet International will begin limited passenger helicopter service between Nanaimo and Port Alberni on a Monday-to-Friday basis starting Monday, June 19.

One roundtrip flight per day will be offered, leaving Helijet’s Nanaimo Heliport at 9:30 a.m. and arriving at the Port Alberni Airport approximately 20 minutes later (9:50 a.m.)

The same-day return flight departs Port Alberni Airport at 10:30 a.m. and arrives back in Nanaimo approximately 10:50 a.m.

Reservations for this special, essential service-based flight must be made by telephoning Helijet directly at 1-800-665-4354 (online reservations are not available for this flight).

One-way fare between Nanaimo and Port Alberni is $175.

As this is a specially scheduled service, scheduling and other details are subject to change by Helijet as the travelling status of Highway 4 evolves. Up-to-date flight information is available by calling Helijet reservations at 1-800-665-4354.