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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 15 destinations in British Columbia. This is more than any other airlines in the Vancouver region, Canada. Pacific Coastal Airlines are the sixth largest airline 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.

Baggage Policy

Pacific Coastal Airlines has different baggage policies for carry-on and checked baggage. Your baggage allowance will also depend on the ticket fare you purchased when booking Pacific Coastal Airlines flights.

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).

Class Information

Pacific Coastal Airlines 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.

Check-In Information

Pacific Coastal Airlines allows you to check in online prior to the flight. We advise that you check in online for a quick and easy airport journey. However, if you're unable to check in online you can check in at the airport.

Online Check-In

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

Please note that online check-in is not available for: passengers travelling on Express Tickets or Medical Fares, Unaccompanied minors, passengers who require special assistance, or passengers travelling with pets.

Airport Check-In

Passengers should check in 1 hour before their scheduled departure time. Pacific Coastal Airlines closes it's check-in 40 minutes prior to the scheduled flight time.

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.

Airline Alliance

Pacific Coastal Airlines is not a member of any airline alliance.

Special Services

Pacific Coastal Airlines offers a range of special services onboard to ensure that all passengers have a smooth and relaxed journey.

Wheelchair Assistance

Pacific Coastal Airlines is more than happy to help provide mobility assistance for passengers who have reduced mobility. Please contact us at least 24 hours prior to the flight departure time so we can inform the airline that you or a member of your party require a wheelchair. Pacific Coastal Airlines allows passengers to bring a wheelchair, cane, walker, or other mobility aid at no added fees.

Unaccompanied Minors

Pacific Coastal Airlines allows children between the ages of 8-11 years old to travel solo. Please note that parents/guardians must fill out a form stating the the child is allowed to travel unaccompanied.

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Destinations that Pacific Coastal Airlines flies to

Pacific Coastal Airlines flies to over 15 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.

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Hub Airport

Vancouver International Airport

The hub airport for Pacific Coastal Airlines is Vancouver International Airport. The airport is located in Richmond, British Columbia and serves the city of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland region. Vancouver International Airport operates more direct flights to China than any other airport in North America or Europe. In 2022, the airport handled over 19 million passengers. Other airlines that fly to and from this airport are WestJetAir CanadaAir TransatCentral Mountain AirSan Juan Airlines, Tantalus Air and Harbour Air.

Seat Selection

Whether you love sitting by the window or need extra legroom, here at Alternative Airlines, we make it easy to pre-book your seats before you fly. You can pre-book your seat for your Pacific Coastal Airlines flight via 'Manage my Booking' located at the top of the page. Please note that seat selection is non-refundable.


As of January 2023, Pacific Coastal Airlines fleet size consists of:

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

Frequently asked questions

Where does Pacific Coastal Airlines fly to?

Pacific Coastal Airlines flies to a number of destinations across Canada including Masset, Victoria, Kelowna, Powell River, Vancouver, and many more!

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