Harmony Airways

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Harmony Airways
Harmony Airways logo.jpg
IATA
HQ
ICAO
HMY
Callsign
HARMONY
Founded 2002
Ceased operations 2007
Hubs Vancouver International Airport
Fleet size 4
Destinations 15
Parent company HMY Airways Inc (defunct)
Headquarters Vancouver, British Columbia
Key people
Website harmonyairways.com
A Harmony Boeing 757-200 painted with the original name HMY Airways

Harmony Airways was an airline headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, a suburb of Vancouver.[1] It operated holiday flights from Canada to Mexico, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Nevada and Manchester. Its main base was Vancouver International Airport.[2]

History[edit]

The airline started operations in 2002 as HMY Airways before being renamed Harmony Airways in May 2004. It was wholly owned by David Ting Kwok Ho.[2] Starting with flights within North America, it later expanded to the overseas market with flights to Manchester and had a long-term plan to expand into the Asian market with flights to China.

On March 27, 2007, Harmony Airways announced that it had issued layoff notices to all staff, and that it was ending scheduled flight service on April 9, 2007.[3][4][5]

Destinations[edit]

Harmony Airways had services to the following destinations:[citation needed]

Fleet[edit]

The Harmony Airways fleet included the following aircraft:

As of March 2007 the Harmony Airways fleet included [2] 4 Boeing 757-200 On March 22, 2007 the National Post reported that Harmony Airways would reduce its fleet to 3 Boeing 757-200. In the summer of 2007, British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce purchased two of Harmony's 757-200s in order to harvest the plane's RB211-535 engines to support other customers' engine needs. Rolls-Royce then sold the remaining aircraft hulls to an American salvage company. [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harmony Airways Contact Us." Harmony Airways. Retrieved on September 10, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Flight International 3 April 2007
  3. ^ "Fledgling Vancouver airline grounded", CBC News, March 27, 2007.
  4. ^ "Canada's Harmony Airways to end scheduled service", USA Today, March 28, 2007.
  5. ^ "Harmony air grounded", The StarPhoenix, March 28, 2007.
  6. ^ Vanderklippe, Nathan (2007-03-22). "Harmony's flight plan hits China wall". National Post. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 

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