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BC Ferries catching up with demands after weekend sailing cancellations

(Riley Phillips for NEWS 1130)
Summary

Additional sailings have been added out of Tsawwassen to try to keep up with demand from Sunday's cancellations

BC Ferries says it is also seeing additional demand on the other routes as well

Meantime, people travelling by seaplane out of Vancouver have been dealing with delays and cancellations

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — BC Ferries is expecting an extremely busy day, as it tries to make up for the lost sailings along its major routes on Sunday.

Deborah Marshall with BC Ferries says additional sailings have been added out of Tsawwassen to try to keep up with demand, which she says currently includes a three-sailing wait for standby customers.

“Over the past few days, we have had some sailing cancellations due to those high winds. Thankfully, the winds have subsided, so we have our vessels operating on a regular schedule today,” she says, adding reservation customers will be honoured first.

She says they expect to relieve the back-log today, despite the weather.

RELATED: BC Ferries cancels sailings on all major routes Sunday evening due to weather

“Snow doesn’t cause us problems. It’s the high winds that cause us problems with our ferry service,” she says.

Marshall says they are also seeing additional demand on other routes as well.

Meantime, people travelling by seaplane out of Vancouver have been dealing with delays and cancellations.

Harbour Air’s website lists several flights as having been cancelled so far — among them are a few that were supposed to head to Nanaimo, and one to Salt Spring Island.

One flight Monday morning to Victoria is listed as having been “diverted from YVR” because of the weather.