The airline was established in 1979 by the merger of Powell Air and the Port Hardy division of Air BC. It acquired the shares and assets of Wilderness Airlines on 1 April 1998. It has 275 employees (at November 2010).
This family run airline was founded by CEO and Director Daryl Smith over 30 years ago. Daryl's roots are in the logging business, but he gained his reputation through 42 years of aviation experience as a pilot and owner of several regional carriers. With various degrees from the University of British Columbia and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University the Smith family oversees all operations in the Northern and Southern BC Regions alongside a staff who have previous experience with Air Canada, AirBC, Trans Provincial Airlines, Canadian Airlines, and more.
A well-established name on the Canadian West Coast. Pacific Coastal Airlines operates a mix of aircraft,
The DeHavilland Beaver (float) and the Grumman Goose (amphibious) are stationed at Port Hardy airport.
Grumman Goose at Port Hardy
There are a variety of wheel aircraft based at Vancouver South Terminal airport, predominantly the Saab 340A, the Shorts S360 & the Beechcraft 1900C.
SAAB 340A at Vancouver South Terminal
Shorts S360 at VST
Beechcraft 1900C at VST
Pacific Coastal's headquarters are located at the Vancouver International Airport South Terminal. The South Terminal is very efficient, designed to be a "smart terminal" for busy travelers, it features numerous benefits: reduced congestion, short check-in lineups, short walks to gates and parking. The South Terminal also features amenities such as a restaurant, gift shop, car rental services, and taxi service. Transfers to and from the Main Terminal are provided by Pacific Coastal's own complementary walk-on shuttle service. Shuttle service is available on a routine schedule.
Pacific Coastal Airlines
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