Transportation and Works
February 10, 2016

Public Advisory: Update on Air and Ferry Services for Fogo Island and Change Islands

The Department of Transportation and Works advises that helicopter service for Change Islands began today at 1:00 p.m. (Wednesday, February 10). This is in addition to the fixed wing air service for Fogo Island which got underway at 12:00 noon today. Details regarding schedules and booking information are provided below for both the helicopter and fixed wing air service.

The MV Capt. Earl W. Winsor must undergo an inspection and verification before returning to service. Ferry users will see the vessel being moved from Fogo Island to Farewell to allow for the inspection to be completed. This trip is solely for the purposes of the inspection and passenger and vehicle travel is prohibited. It is anticipated the vessel could be ready to return to service the afternoon of Thursday, February 11, if it passes the inspection.

Helicopter Service
Helicopter service will operate on an as-needed basis beginning at 1:00 p.m. with a departure from Gander and proceeding to Farewell continuing until 4:00 p.m. Individuals requiring service should contact the Farewell Wharfinger at 709-241-4481. Passengers will be charged the standard walk-on passenger fare for both fixed wing and helicopter services.

Additional details and future updates will be posted online at

Fixed Wing Service
Flights from Fogo Island will depart from the Fogo Island airstrip, and flights from Gander will originate from the Gander International Airport. Air Labrador has been contracted to provide the service with the following departure times for Wednesday, February 10:

Departing GanderDeparting Fogo Island
12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
1:30 p.m.2:15 p.m.
3:00 p.m.3:45 p.m.
4:30 p.m.5:15 p.m.
6:00 p.m.6:45 p.m.

Weather permitting, flights will resume at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, February 11. Travellers should contact Air Labrador directly by calling 1-800-563-3042 to make a reservation. Passengers will be charged the standard walk-on passenger fare. Additional details and future updates will be posted online at

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Media contact:

Jacquelyn Howard
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 689-2624

2016 02 10                              1:40 p.m.