Harbour Air

Harbour Air
Harbour Air Seaplanes
Founded 1982
Hubs Vancouver Harbour
Victoria Inner Harbour
Secondary hubs Vancouver International
Nanaimo Harbour
Frequent-flyer program High Flyer Rewards
Fleet size 39[2]
Destinations 12[3]
Company slogan Your Seaplane Professionals
Headquarters Richmond, British Columbia
Key people -Greg McDougall, Chief Executive Officer
-Peter Evans, President
-Doug Hamerton, VP Maintenance
-Lindsay Hill, VP Finance
-Randy Wright, VP Sales & Marketing
-Chad Wetsch, VP Ground Operations
Website www.harbourair.com

Harbour Air is a scheduled service, tour and charter airline based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. The airline specializes in routes between Vancouver, Nanaimo, Victoria, Sechelt, Comox and the Gulf Islands, primarily with de Havilland Canada floatplanes. Along with West Coast Air, they also operate de Havilland Beavers and de Havilland Twin Otters.



The airline was established and started operations in 1982 as Windoak Air Service to provide seaplane charter services for the forestry industry in British Columbia. In 1993, Harbour Air purchased Trans-Provincial Airlines, added charter flights to resorts, and increased scheduled services. Today, Harbour Air refers to itself as the world's largest all-seaplane airline and became North America's first carbon neutral airline. A small subsidiary, Harbour Air Malta, was set up in June 2007 and a DHC-3 Turbo Otter floatplane is permanently based in Valletta, Malta for scheduled flights to Gozo and sightseeing trips around the islands.[4] Harbour Air Magazine is the official in-flight magazine of Harbour Air.[5]

On February 16, 2010, Deloitte Canada announced that Harbour Air was a winner of a 2009 Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Award.[6] This national award is sponsored by Deloitte, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Commercial Banking, National Post and Queen's School of Business.

On March 31, 2010, Harbour Air completed the acquisition of West Coast Air successfully consolidated their terminal services.[7]

On May 20, 2011, Harbour Air grounded its service from Victoria Harbour to Langley Regional Airport due to low passenger numbers and fuel price surges.[8]


Destinations as of June 2011[3]:

North Pacific Seaplanes Ltd. is Harbour Air's northern affiliate[7] and offers the following flights with four de Havilland Beavers:[9][10]


A Harbour Air De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver in Richmond in June 2006

As of March 2011, the Harbour Air fleet consisted of 39 aircraft and 30 registered with Transport Canada:[2]

Harbour Air
Aircraft Count
Variants Notes
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 5 0 DHC-6-100 18 passengers
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter 18 16 DHC-3-T Turbo Otter 10-14 passengers
de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver 14 9 Beaver I 5-6 passengers
Cessna 185 Skywagon 1 2 Cessna 180 1-3 passengers
Bell 206 0 1 206B helicopter
Cessna 172 0 1 172M 3 passengers
Robinson R44 0 1 II helicopter


An Otter of Harbour Air in the harbour at Valletta  
DHC-2 Beaver at Vancouver Harbour  
A lineup of 2 DHC-2's and a DHC-3  
The vertical stabilizer of a Harbour Air DHC-2  


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