Airporter shuttle service makes last run
The Airporter, a private shuttle service that made stops between the airport and Halifax and Dartmouth hotels, made its last run out to the Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Sunday.
The company announced on its website that it would be shutting down its shuttle service on Oct. 15. No explanation was provided on the website, but the service has had a history of financial struggles.
Craig Moffat, who used the shuttle on Sunday to get into the city from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, told CBC News he had been using the service for 14 years.
"It's convenient, it's inexpensive. Rather than paying $56 for a cab downtown, it's $20 for the Airporter," he said.
"Next time, I really don't have a choice but to take a cab or have our distributor down here pick us up."
The Airporter used to make almost 20 stops at hotels in Halifax and Dartmouth, beginning at around 3:30 a.m. until midnight. Approximately 20 full and part-time staff are out of a job at the company.
In May, Metro Transit launched its bus service to the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, with the route beginning near Scotia Square, stopping at the Dartmouth bridge terminal, the new park-and-ride lot in Fall River and the Aerotech Business Park.