Hawkair Dash 8-100, taking off from CYVR
Hawkair was founded in 1994 as a remote area cargo service airline. In those days Hawkair flew mining equipment to isolated Goldmine sites in Northern BC.
In 2000, sensing that opportunity existed within the passenger airline industry in British Columbia, the Company transformed itself into a passenger service with the leasing of their first Dash-8 aircraft in August 2000. One month later, the Company was flying scheduled service between Terrace and Vancouver. Over the past five years the company has expanded its route network to six cities and operates a fleet of 37-seat DeHavilland Dash-8 aircraft.