287 Taxi takes over airport shuttle

The name of the shuttle service will change to Campbell River Airport Shuttle

It’s official, 287 Taxi is the new face of airport shuttle service in Campbell River.

“We’re excited,” said 287 Taxi office manager Deborah Helme. “It’s a new adventure for us.”

Helme said the company has been looking to expand for a while now, but wasn’t exactly sure how to do it. So when the Campbell River Airporter was let go, 287 Taxi jumped on the chance to take over the airport shuttle service as it was already set up to do so.

“One, it’s in our jurisdiction of coverage, number two, we have the vehicles to cover what is required and needed at the airport,” said Helme. “We have been working with the airport for probably a good year anyways now because we have the seating capacity in our buses that is required by the airlines for a lot of their trips back and forth to Comox, so that’s how that kind of fell into it.”

The name of the shuttle service will change to Campbell River Airport Shuttle, and customers can call 287-TAXI, or a new number of 250-914-1010 to book a ride. And, Helme said a new toll free number is also in the works.

Besides the take over of the airport shuttle service, 287 Taxi has some more expansion plans up its sleeve, but Helme is keeping quiet about the details of those.

“I have some business meetings in the new year as well, but I won’t disclose what those are,” said Helme. “But I’ve been contacted about some other options coming up too, working with some other businesses, so that’ll be disclosed after the new year.”