|Hubs||Vancouver Int'l Water Airport|
|Headquarters||Richmond, British Columbia|
|Key people||Peter Clarke, CEO|
Seair Seaplanes is a scheduled and charter Canadian airline based in Richmond, British Columbia. The airline flies routes between the Vancouver International Water Airport and the Nanaimo Harbour Water Airport, as well as other Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia, primarily with float planes.
Seair Seaplanes serves the following destinations (at November 2009):
- British Columbia
- Galiano Island / Montague Harbour
- Mayne Island / Miners Bay – Mayne Island Water Aerodrome
- Nanaimo / Departure Bay – Nanaimo Harbour Water Airport
- Pender Island / Port Washington – Port Washington Water Aerodrome
- Saltspring Island / Ganges Harbour – Ganges Water Aerodrome
- Saturna Island / Lyall Harbour
- Thetis Island / Telegraph Harbour
- Vancouver – Vancouver International Water Airport (Base) / Vancouver Harbour Airport
- British Columbia
In addition to scheduled flights, Seair operates scenic flights, scheduled tours, and private charters. Small amounts of cargo may also be carried.
The Seair fleet consists of 12 aircraft equipped with floats:
|de Havilland Turbo Beaver||2|
|de Havilland Beaver||3|
|Cessna 208 Caravan||6|
|Cessna 185 Skywagon||1|
Incidents and accidents
On 29 November 2009 a DHC-2 Beaver operated by Seair crashed off the coast of Saturna Island. The accident occurred at approximately 4:10 p.m local time. Six passengers (including one infant) died, but the pilot and one other passenger survived.
- Seair Seaplanes: Information Retrieved on 29 November 2009
- Pilot Career Centre: Seair Seaplanes Retrieved on 29 November 2009
- Canadian Civil Aircraft Register Retrieved 14 December 2013
- Seair Seaplanes: Route Map Retrieved on 29 November 2009
- "Two float plane operators to use new Vancouver flight centre for Victoria, Nanaimo routes". Canada Standard. May 6, 2011. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
- Vancouver Province: Baby among six feared dead in Saturna Island floatplane crash 29 November 2009
- The Globe and Mail: Six bodies recovered from B.C. crash 30 November 2009
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