When will the service return to pre-pandemic levels?
We are increasing service to pre-pandemic service levels throughout the spring and summer, starting on April 2, 2022 until the end of September 2022. Service levels will continue to be evaluated and be offered based on demand and resources.
Why aren’t pre-pandemic levels being resumed right away?
There are a few reasons for maintaining the current reduced schedule:
- Reduced revenue. As a result of reduced demand for the service, the ferry is generating less than anticipated revenue. In addition, due to the pandemic, many of the third-party partnerships and sponsorship opportunities previously anticipated have been put on hold, again resulting in less revenue.
- Reduced demand. Demand for the Q to Q Ferry is lower in the fall and winter months than in the spring and summer. By maintaining the reduced schedule during the months when demand tends to be lower, we will be able to offer a more fulsome schedule in the months when demand is greater.