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Hawkair logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1994
Hubs Northwest Regional Airport
Vancouver International Airport
Focus cities Prince Rupert
Fleet size 5[1]
Destinations 5[2]
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.[3]

In March 2010, Hawkair was purchased by 580741 BC, the parent company of Central Mountain Air.[4]


Hawkair Aviation Services was established and started operations in 1994 as an air freight service operating out of Terrace.[5] 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 Companies' 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. As of August 1, 2015, service to Smithers was suspended again due to low passenger loads.


Hawkair Dash 8-100

Hawkair operates scheduled services to the following destinations in British Columbia from Concourse B of the Main Domestic Terminal at of Vancouver International Airport:[2]

In the past the following destinations were also served:[citation needed]


The Hawkair fleet includes the following aircraft (as of April 2016):[1][6]

Hawkair Fleet
Aircraft No. of Aircraft[1] Variants Notes
Bombardier Dash 8 3 DHC-8-102 (37 passengers)

The Hawkair fleet previously included:[7]

According to Flight International they also operated the following:[8]


  1. ^ a b c "Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: Quick Search Result for Hawkair". Transport Canada. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  2. ^ a b Hawkair: Schedule Retrieved on 18 June 2015
  3. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 90. 
  4. ^ Terrace Standard: Flight plan filed for Hawkair exec 18 June 2015
  5. ^ Hawkair: History Retrieved on 18 June 2015
  6. ^ Hawkair: Fleet Retrieved on 17 February 2016
  7. ^ Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: History Search Result - Historical Register
  8. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2006-11-03. 

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