Travelers who had booked passenger ferries between Vancouver and Nanaimo this weekend will need to make other plans. Huro has canceled all flights on Saturday and Sunday.
The nascent downtown-to-downtown ferry service blamed the cancellations on “minor weather damage” and “extremely inopportune timing.”
One of the company’s two vessels, the Stouki, “suffered minor damage as a result of yesterday’s strong winds,” Huro said in a statement on its website on Saturday.
At the same time, another ferry, Spuels, was “pre-scheduled for next week’s work requiring dry berthing,” the company said.
Hullo launched in August this year, but it’s not without its challenges. Due to strong winds and a power outage, all flights were canceled for the first two days of planned sailings, August 14th and 15th.
Hulot typically operates four flights a day in each direction, but offers special late-night flights on nights when downtown Vancouver hosts major events such as concerts or professional sports games. .
The airline said all guests booked on this weekend’s canceled flights will receive a refund to their original payment method. If you do not receive your payment within 5 business days, please contact the Company’s help desk by emailing email@example.com.
“We appreciate your understanding as we work diligently to rectify this situation as quickly as possible,” Huro’s statement said.
“We will provide an update on the status of Monday’s flight schedule by 5pm on Sunday evening.”