Harbour Air Seaplanes

Seasonal Change in Service for Vancouver/Comox Route

Seasonal Change in Service for Vancouver/Comox Route

The Harbour Air Group today announced that its daily seaplane service between downtown Vancouver and the Comox Marina will transition to a seasonal operation later this fall. The service adjustment comes as part of an effort to elevate Harbour Air’s already high standard of safety, reliability and consistency. British Columbia’s coast can present challenging and inconsistent weather conditions during winter months and Comox, with its unique geography, is no exception. On October 31, 2016 flights between Comox and downtown Vancouver will cease for the fall/winter season and will resume in March of 2017.

“We remain committed to proving an efficient, safe and enjoyable air travel option for the Comox Valley, and in continuing to promote the area as a destination for business and leisure travellers,” said Greg McDougall, Harbour Air CEO. 

 At Harbour Air, we’re always looking for ways to improve our service for the people who matter most - our guests. During the seasonal closure of our Comox service, we encourage our North Island and Comox Valley passengers to take advantage of our nearby Nanaimo Harbour location with up to 27 flights daily, including fast 20 minute flights between the Harbour City and downtown Vancouver, South Vancouver (YVR) and Sechelt. For our Comox Frequent Flyers (passengers will be contacted directly) who choose to use our Nanaimo routes throughout the winter months, we look forward to offering additional rewards when our Comox service resumes in the spring. Harbour Air is proud to continue to offer convenient year-round daily seaplane service from its other island locations in downtown Nanaimo, Maple Bay and downtown Victoria.

 The Harbour Air Group is pleased to look back on another successful year serving the Comox Valley. In 2016, Harbour Air invested in several upgrades to its Comox terminal and facilities, including opening the Seawall Adventure Centre, which offers stand-up paddleboards and bicycle rentals. Harbour Air also proudly supported several community events including the BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival, Filberg Festival, and the Compass Adventure Sailrace.

 Harbour Air wishes to thank all of our Comox passengers for their understanding in our decision to pause operations in Comox, and eagerly awaits the opportunity to welcome passengers aboard again in 2017.

 Thank you for continuing to fly with Harbour Air, Whistler Air and Saltspring Air.