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Hawkair Aviation Services

4345 Bristol Road
Terrace, BC
V8G 4V5

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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 years the company has expanded its route network to five cities, including Terrace-Kitimat, Prince Rupert, Smithers, Dawson Creek and Vancouver. In April of 2011, Hawkair moved its Vancouver-based operations from YVR's smaller South Terminal to 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 offers complementary Healthy Snacks & Beverages and now includes a new Buy on Board A 'la Carte Menu. Hawkair has earned many Customer Service Company of the Year awards from local Chambers of Commerce.Hawkair now employs over 130 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.

We have tried to build on what Don and Tom started here years ago. Our philosophy is somewhat simple, we try to work hard every day and provide straightforward communication with our customers. We tell our staff, ‘treat our customers like we ourselves would like to be treated.’

-Mitch, Tyler and Don Pederson, Co-owners, AquaNorth Plumbing and Heating

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