Harbour Air Seaplanes
Victoria Inner Harbour
|Secondary hubs||Vancouver International
|Focus cities||Vancouver, Richmond, Victoria, Nanaimo, Sechelt, Comox, Whistler, Gulf Islands|
|Frequent-flyer program||High Flyer Rewards, Air Bucks Program, Quickticket Discounts|
|Company slogan||Your Travel Experience. Elevated|
|Headquarters||Richmond, British Columbia|
|Key people||-Greg McDougall, CEO
-Peter Evans, President
-Doug Hamerton, VP Maintenance
-Randy Wright, VP Business Development
-Chad Wetsch, VP Ground Operations
-Meredith Moll, VP Sales and Marketing
-Eric Scott, VP Flight Operations and Safety
-Mark Riddell, VP Finance
Harbour Air Seaplanes is a scheduled service, tour and charter airline based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. The all-seaplane airline specializes in routes between Vancouver, Nanaimo, Victoria, Sechelt, Comox, Whistler and the Gulf Islands, primarily with de Havilland Canada floatplanes. Along with West Coast Air & Whistler Air, it operates de Havilland Beavers, Otters and Twin Otters. Harbour Air were at one time assigned IATA code H3.
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. Harbour Air Magazine is the official in-flight magazine of Harbour Air.
On May 9, 2012 Harbour Air purchased Whistler Air.
In September 2013, Harbour Air launched a land-based charter carrier, Tantalus Air.
Awards & Accolades
- 2009 - BC Top 55 Employers, Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies
- 2010 - BC Top 55 Employers, Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies
- 2011 - BC Top 55 Employers, BC Top 100 Employers for Young People, Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies, Business of the Year on Vancouver Island (Business Examiner Awards), Business of the Year (Victoria Chamber of Commerce), Canadian Tourism Commission Signature Experience Award
- 2012 - Canada's top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures (Waterstone Human Capital), Cumberbatch Trophy (Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators)
In 2007, Harbour Air became the first airline in North America to achieve complete carbon neutrality in both flight services and corporate operations. Teamed up with Vancouver Based Offsetters, the airline started to include a carbon offset on each ticket used to mitigate the environmental impact of the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG's) associated with the flight. Offsetters is the pre-eminent provider of offsets in Canada. All offset funds are third-party verified and invested in renewable energy efficiency projects that would not have taken place without funding from individuals and companies like Harbour Air. Every Offsetters project is validated and verified to be real, additional, verifiable and socially beneficial.
On February 16, 2010, Deloitte Canada announced that Harbour Air was a winner of a 2009 Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Award. 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 and consolidated their terminal services.
Destinations as of June 2011:
- Vancouver (Vancouver Harbour Water Airport)
- Richmond (Vancouver International Water Airport)
- Nanaimo (Nanaimo Harbour Water Airport)
- Victoria (Victoria Inner Harbour Airport)
|de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter||2||0||DHC-6-100||18 passengers|
|de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter||19||16||DHC-3-T Turbo Otter||10-14 passengers|
|de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver||26||9||Beaver I||5-6 passengers|
|Cessna 185 Skywagon||1||2||Cessna 180||1-3 passengers|
|Cessna 172||0||1||172M||3 passengers|
- Airline Codes
- Aircraft Fleet
- Flight Schedules
- In Flight Magazine
- Whistler Air purchased by largest all-seaplane airline, Harbour Air , Peak Magazine May 10, 2012.
- Spruce, Terry (September 21, 2013). "Harbour Air launches Tantalus Air". Corporate Jet Investigator. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
- Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies announced
- Fact Sheet
- "Harbour Air grounds Langley-to-Victoria service". bclocalnews.com. May 6, 2011. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
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