Harbour Air Increases Flights to Powell River to Support During Airport Closure


Vancouver, BC – March 20, 2024 – Harbour Air, the largest seaplane airline in North America, has announced a significant increase in flight capacity and schedule to support the community of Powell River during the upcoming temporary closure of its airport. Effective April 8th, the airline will be ramping up its operations, offering increased flights seven days a week to and from YVR South and Downtown Vancouver. Bookings for these expanded services are now available for purchase on harbourair.com.

The decision to bolster flight services to Powell River underscores Harbour Air’s commitment to providing essential connectivity to communities, especially during challenging times. The increased frequency and availability of flights aim to mitigate the inconvenience caused by the airport closure and ensure seamless transportation options for residents, visitors, and businesses in Powell River.

Chris Fordyce, Vice President of Commercial at Harbour Air, expressed the company’s dedication to supporting Powell River during this period, stating: “At Harbour Air, we recognize the vital role transportation plays in the economic and social well-being of communities. As Powell River faces the temporary closure of its airport, we are committed to stepping up our efforts to ensure uninterrupted access to essential air travel services. Increasing our flights to and from Powell River is a demonstration of our ongoing commitment to supporting the community and its residents.”

Harbour Air encourages passengers to visit their website, harbourair.com, to make bookings and stay updated on flight schedules and any additional announcements related to the increased services to Powell River.


About Harbour Air 

Founded in 1982 with two seaplanes, Harbour Air is now North America’s largest and first fully carbon-neutral airline. The company’s international seaplane service, which originally began as a service for the forestry industry in B.C., is now a quintessential west coast experience. With a showcase fleet of more than 45 aircraft, Harbour Air offers up to 300 daily scheduled flights, scenic tours, adventure packages, and private flights. With 12 scheduled destinations connecting downtown Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle (WA), Nanaimo, Tofino, Whistler, South Vancouver (YVR), Sechelt, Salt Spring Island, Powell River and Comox, B.C. born Harbour Air transports 500,000 passengers every year. For more information, visit www.harbourair.com 


For media inquiries or further information, please contact:

Jessica Dunn
Head of Marketing & Public Affairs
Email: jdunn@harbourair.com



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