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About Pacific Coastal Airlines

Pacific Coastal Airlines is a Canadian airline headquartered in Vancouver International Airport (YVR) South Terminal.

Pacific Coastal Airlines provides a regular schedule charter and cargo service to 15 airports with connection to over 50 destinations in British Columbia. This is more than any other airlines in the Vancouver region, Canada. Pacific Coastal Airlines are the sixth largest airlines operating at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). This is based on the total outbound seats, takeoffs and landings.

The airline was founded in the 1970s and is privately owned and registered in British Columbia. The flight time is 65 minutes and can take up to 34 passengers. A new airline division Wilderness Seaplanes which started service on 5th May 2016, was established to take over the Pacific Coastal Airlines Seaplane Division and is Based at Port Hardy and Bella Bella. Pacific Coastal Airlines connects you to communities and world-famous outdoor adventure and fishing lodges along British Columbia’s central coast in conjunction with Wilderness Seaplanes.

Wilderness operates seaplane service to more than fifty coastal communities from bases in Port Hardy on northern Vancouver Island and Bella Bella. 



Pacific Coastal Airlines flies to 65 destinations in British Columbia. From August 2015, the airline launched daily non-stop flights between Victoria and Kelowna. Examples of destinations that Pacific Coastal Airlines are Anahim Lake, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Campbell River, Comox, Cranbrook, Kelowna, Port Hardy, Masset, Prince George, Trail, Vancouver, Victoria and Williams Lake.


Anahim Lake Anahim Lake YAA
Bella Bella Bella Bella (Campbell Island) ZEL
Bella Coola Bella Coola QBC
Campbell River Campbell River YBL
Comox Comox YQQ
Cranbrook Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International YXC
Kelowna Kelowna International YLW
Masset Masset ZMT
Port Hardy Port Hardy YZT
Powell River Powell River YPW
Prince George Prince George YXS
Tofino Tofino/Long Beach YAZ
Trail Trail YZZ
Vancouver Vancouver International (Hub) YVR
Victoria Victoria International YYJ
Williams Lake Williams Lake YWL


The Fleet

As of January 2020, Pacific Coastal Airlines fleet size consists of:

  • 14 x Beechcraft 1900
  • 1 x Cessna 185 Skywagon
  • 3 x de Havilland Canada DHC-2
  • 4 x Grumman Goose
  • 9 x Saab 340



Baggage Allowance

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers are permitted 1 item of hand luggage, measuring a maximum of 23 x 40 x 55cm and weighing a maximum of 10kg. In addition to this, passengers can take one personal item with them, which must be no more than 16 x 33 x 43cm and a maximum weight of 10kg.

Checked Baggage

Checked baggage allowance is dependent on the class fare you have purchased your ticket on. The Encore Fare allows passengers 2 items of checked baggage free of charge, with any extra items subject to a fee. Passengers in the classic fare are permitted 1 item of checked luggage, with any additional items needing to be purchased.

The Bravo Fare is the most basic fare, and so does not include any free checked baggage in the ticket price. Passengers can purchase a checked bag should they need to. Any item of checked baggage must weigh no more than 23kg, and have the maximum linear combined dimensions of 158cm (length+width+height).



Check-in Information

Online Check-in

Online check-in is available between 24 hours and 1 hour before scheduled departure times.

Airport Check-in

Passengers should check-in 1 hour before their scheduled departure time.



Class Information

This airline has only one class within its cabins. However, the flight experience can be personalised with the different fares that are available.

Bravo Fare

The lowest priced fare on Pacific Coastal Airlines is Bravo. This is a more restrictive ticket, for example with charges for name changes and cancellations. This fare also does not include any baggage in the ticket price, but this can be purchased if needed.

Classic Fare

The classic fare is the mid-fare which offers passengers a selection of the seats on board, with some changes being charged less than in the bravo fare. Passengers also have their first checked bag included in the price of the ticket.

Encore Fare

The encore fare provides a flexible ticket, with no charges from the airline for name changes, cancellations and refunds. Passengers can choose any seat on their plane (where available) and also get two free checked bags.



Frequent Flyer Program

Pacific Coastal Airlines offers QuickPass where a minimum of 20% discount off the top fare in the selected category.

As each QuikPass offers its own features and benefits, flying needs will help determine which one is best for the traveller. It is important that a passenger takes time to understand and choose the QuikPass that best suits their travel needs.

If a passenger's flying needs vary, they may open more than one QuikPass account so they can have access to more than one type of specific fare.

A premium product, QuikPass encore provides the ultimate in convenience and no cancellation or change fees.


Hub Airport

Vancouver International Airport

The hub airport for Pacific Coastal Airlines is Vancouver International Airport. The airport is located in Richmond, British Columbia. Other airlines that fly and to and from this airport are WestJet, Air Canada, Air Transat, Central Mountain Air and Harbour Air.

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