BC Ferries latest financial numbers show an increase in travelers and a better bottom line, and as a result the company plans to offer some discounts come September.

Net earnings for the first quarter of this year, which started in April, are up around 5 million dollars compared to 2014.

CEO Mike Corrigan credits the increased traffic and higher sales in the gift shops and cafeterias.

Corrigan says starting September 8th they’ll offer a 50% discount on “passenger” fares during some off-peak periods.

He says it will also work out to less for Experience Card users and Seniors. The discounts will apply on major and minor routes until October 15th.