West Coast Air


West Coast Air

Infobox Airline
airline =

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fleet_size = 20
destinations = 7
IATA = 8O [ [http://www.airlinecodes.co.uk/ Airline Codes] ]
ICAO = N/A
callsign = Coast Air
parent =
company_slogan =
founded =
headquarters = Vancouver, British Columbia
key_people = Rick Baxter
hubs = Vancouver Harbour Aerodrome
secondary_hubs = Vancouver Int'l Aerodrome
Victoria Inner Harbour Airport
Nanaimo Harbour Aerodrome
focus_cities =
frequent_flyer =
lounge =
alliance =
website = [http://www.westcoastair.com/ www.westcoastair.com]

West Coast Air is a scheduled and charter airline based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The airline flies routes between Vancouver and Victoria, primarily with de Havilland Canada float planes.

Along with Harbour Air, they operate the Vancouver Harbour Water Aerodrome.

History

West Coast Air was originally the float plane division of Air BC. Rick Baxter, a commercial pilot, became a partner in 1998, and bought West Coast Air outright in 2004.

In August 2006, West Coast Air acquired the assets of Pacific Wings Airlines, expanding its routes.

On April 20 2007, West Coast Air completed the purchase of Baxter Aviation, adding a further 9 de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver aircraft to its fleet, and increasing its number of employees to over 150.

Destinations

Current destinations as of April 2008 [http://westcoastair.com/HTML/RouteMap.asp Route Map] ] :
* Vancouver Harbour Water Aerodrome (Vancouver)
** Victoria
** Nanaimo
** Comox
* Vancouver International Water Aerodrome (Richmond)
** Victoria
** Nanaimo
** Sechelt
* Victoria Inner Harbour Airport (Victoria)
** Vancouver
** Richmond
** Whistler (June to Sept)
* Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome (Nanaimo)
** Vancouver
** Richmond
** Sechelt
* Sechelt
** Richmond
** Nanaimo
** Jervis Inlet (Earl's Cove, Chatterbox Falls)

In addition to scheduled flights, West Coast Air operates scenic flights, scheduled tours, and private charters. Small amounts of cargo may also be carried.

Fleet

As of April 25th 2007, the West Coast Air fleet consisted of 20 aircraft:

External links

* [http://www.westcoastair.com Official website]

References


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