Launched in 1986, the Vancouver-based transportation company operates both chartered and regularly scheduled flights. It has a terminal near Canada Place by Waterfront Station in the heart of Vancouver. Its other Lower Mainland location is at YVR Airport in Richmond.
Helijet operates in several cities across the Lower Mainland and beyond including Vancouver, Richmond, Victoria, Nanaimo, Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert. It also manages heliports in Vancouver Harbour, Victoria Harbour and Nanaimo Harbour.
The company uses three types of helicopters to conduct its services. There is the AS350B2, which is only used in Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert. The other two are the Bell LongRanger 206L3 and Sikorsky S76. Scheduled flights are primarily conducted on the Sikorsky.
Interestingly, the majority of Helijet’s customers are businesses and government employees. Not so many tourists use their services, although some do.
Scheduled Helicopter Flights
Regularly scheduled Helijet flights include the following routes:
- Vancouver Harbour Heliport to Victoria Harbour Heliport
- Vancouver Harbour Heliport to Nanaimo Harbour Heliport
- Vancouver International Airport to Victoria Harbour Heliport (Monday-Friday, limited flights)
Passengers for regularly scheduled flights are asked to check in at least 20 minutes prior to departure. The flights can hold up to 12 passengers and 2 pieces of baggage per person. Animals are not permitted on Helijet flights.
Helijet uses a tired pricing system. Depending on demand and the day of the week, prices may be lower or higher. Approximate average prices for Helijet’s most popular routes as of the summer of 2020 are listed below:
- Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo – $139 to $149
- Vancouver Harbour to Victoria Harbour – $219 to $260
NOTE: Prices are subject to change. See the Helijet website for the most up-to-date information.
Often Helijet will run flash sales on their tickets. The sales are announced on Twitter at 5 pm the day before the flight. The ticket sales are non-refundable but they are a really good deal!
Helijet Charter Flights
Folk are also able to charter special flights through Helijet. The company has bases in Richmond at YVR airport, Vancouver Harbour, Victoria Harbour, Prince Rupert and Sandspit in Haida Gwaii.
All charter flights are specially arranged. They are available for business trips, sightseeing, filming and industry flights.
For more details about the helicopter company visit the Helijet website.
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