Harbour Air launches new service in the Lower Mainland
Vancouver, B.C. — July 20, 2014 — The Harbour Air Group announced today it will be expanding its service in the Lower Mainland. In addition to the 12 routes that it currently services, this new route will operate between the Fraser River, adjacent to the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport, and downtown Victoria. The route will be serviced by a DHC-3 Turbine Single Otter seaplane and offer a 35 minute flight time between these two central points.
The service will see two round trips a day and operate seven days per week. The first flight will be out of Pitt Meadows to Victoria in the morning, followed by a round trip midday and end with a final flight back to Pitt Meadows in the evening. The new route’s inaugural flight is scheduled for takeoff at 0730 on Monday, September 22. Introductory pricing will be offered until October 31st.
“We are very excited to be a part of Pitt Meadows and surrounding communities,” said Greg McDougall, CEO of Harbour Air. “We have seen an increase in the number of residents from the area commuting to downtown Vancouver on a regular basis to use our existing service to Victoria. Adding a new service closer to their homes just made sense for us and we’re excited to offer them a time saving option.”
Pitt Meadows Regional Airport will be providing the airport facilities for the new route. Passengers will be welcomed and checked in at the airport and escorted down to the river dock to board the seaplane.
“The addition of a Harbour Air seaplane route to Victoria is a fantastic opportunity for our facility,” says Arne Odenbach, Marketing Coordinator of the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport. “Harbour Air has been in the aviation business for almost 35 years and their reputation for safety, service and professionalism is unparalleled. We couldn’t be more excited for this new service.”
Harbour Air announced the new service at the Pitt Meadows Airport annual Regional Airport Days on Sunday, July 20, 2014.
Harbour Air was founded in B.C. in 1982 and today has more than 50 aircraft, servicing 350,000 passengers throughout coastal British Columbia. The Harbour Air Group, consisting of Harbour Air Seaplanes, Westcoast Air, Whistler Air, Tantalus Air and Aeroflite International Services is the largest seaplane company in the world. For more information, please visit harbourair.com.
For more information contact:
Meredith Moll, Harbour Air Group