West Coast Air

West Coast Air

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West Coast Air is a scheduled airline operating de Havilland Canada float planes, with scheduled flights from downtown Vancouver and the Richmond Floatplane base at Vancouver International Airport to Victoria, Nanaimo, Comox, the Sunshine Coast, and Whistler. The company also flies tours and private charters.

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.

On April 30, 2010 Harbour Air completed its purchase of the assets of West Coast Air. Harbour Air still operates West Coast Air under the banner of West Coast Air.

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Current destinations as of February 2010:



Fleet



As of November 30, 2009, the West Coast Air fleet consisted of 17 aircraft:



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