Ferry space available, but it’s going fast

  • Jun. 19, 2006 11:00 a.m.

The summer ferry sailings between Skidegate and Prince Rupert are filling fast and were never 95-percent unbooked, says BC Ferries manager of stakeholder relations Gary Leitch.
He called after reading the editorial in last week’s Observer saying there must have been a misinterpretation of the situation.
The message that had been conveyed to islanders was that there was space on 95-percent of the summer sailings, not that the sailings were 95 per cent empty. But even that has changed.
He says now there is only space on 50-percent of the sailings and more and more reservations are coming in daily.
He says underheight space is selling more quickly than overheight space and he also noted that the sailings going towards the islands are more booked than the sailings going back to the mainland.
People on the islands have a tendency to wait to book their travel plans, he says. But they should know that the summer sailings are filling in.