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Hawkair logo.jpg
Founded 1994
Hubs Northwest Regional Airport
Vancouver International Airport
Focus cities Prince Rupert, Smithers
Fleet size 4
Destinations 4
Headquarters Terrace, British Columbia
Key people

Jay Dilley, President

Rodney Hayward, Founder
Website http://www.hawkair.ca

Hawkair (Hawkair Aviation Services) is a regional airline based in Terrace, British Columbia, Canada. It operates scheduled and charter regional passenger services in British Columbia and Alberta. Its main base is Northwest Regional Airport with a hub at Vancouver International Airport.[1]

In March 2010, Hawkair was purchased by 580741 BC, the parent company of Central Mountain Air.[2]


Hawkair Aviation Services was established and started operations in 1994 as an air freight service operating out of Terrace.[3] In 2000 it started air passenger services, initially between Vancouver and Terrace. It quickly expanded to serve most of the airports of northern British Columbia. In October 2005 it was forced to file for protection under the Company Creditors' Arrangement Act (Bankruptcy protection), and reduced the number of aircraft in its fleet from 5 to 3.

The first plane it owned was a Bristol Freighter. In 2004, this plane took its last flight to an air museum in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. This was the last flight flown by a Bristol Freighter.

In April 2007, Hawkair announced that it would be resuming service to Smithers on May 21, 2007. The service operates daily to/from Vancouver.


Hawkair operates scheduled services to the following destinations in British Columbia from the Main Domestic Terminal of Vancouver International Airport:[4][5]

In the past the following destinations were also served:


Hawkair Dash 8-100

The Hawkair fleet includes the following aircraft (as of November 2010):[6][7]

Aircraft Count Variants Notes Serial Numbers
Bombardier Dash 8 - 300 1 DHC8-300 50 passengers 305
Bombardier Dash 8 - 100 3 DHC8-100 37 passengers 147, 165, 166

The Hawkair fleet previously included:[8]


  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 90. 
  2. ^ Terrace Standard: Central Mountain buys Hawkair 16 March 2010
  3. ^ Hawkair: History Retrieved on 15 January 2010
  4. ^ Hawkair: Route map Retrieved on 15 January 2010
  5. ^ Hawkair: Vancouver Main Terminal FAQ Retrieved on 2 April 2011
  6. ^ Hawkair: Fleet Retrieved on 2 November 2010
  7. ^ Transport Canada: Canadian Civil Aircraft Register Retrieved on 2 November 2010
  8. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2006-11-03. 

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