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.
Hawkair’s flight network includes Vancouver, Terrace, Kitimat and Dawson Creek. In April of 2011, Hawkair moved its Vancouver-based operations from YVR’s smaller South Terminal to the Vancouver International Airport Main Terminal.
Hawkair operates a fleet of four DeHavilland Dash-8 aircraft with seating capacity from 37 to 50 passengers. All aircraft offer passengers the highest level of comfort, with onboard amenities including lavatory, galley and flight attendant. Hawkair’s friendly, helpful staff and full in-flight service has earned Hawkair “Customer Service Company of the Year” awards from local Chambers of Commerce.
Hawkair now employs over 75 staff and crew, providing local jobs and supporting the region’s economy. The local airline prides itself on giving back to the communities it serves. Hawkair generously provides sponsorship to numerous non-profit and community events on an annual basis.