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Salt Spring Air has merged with Harbour Air

In 2015, Salt Spring Air was acquired by Harbour Air and merged into the company. Salt Spring Air no longer operates - please visit our Harbour Air page for more details.

About Salt Spring Air

Salt Spring Air (also referred to as Saltspring Air) was a Canadian airline operating services across British Colombia. The airline used a fleet of de Havilland Beaver water aircraft for services between Vancouver and the Gulf islands. Salt Spring Air was headquartered in Saltspring Island, British Columbia.

In November 2015, Salt Spring was purchased by the Harbour Air Seaplanes Group. Salt Spring Air operated under the Harbour Air Seaplanes livery with the Salt Spring Air name. This merger made the Harbour Air Seaplanes Group the largest all-seaplane airline in the world, combining the fleets of Salt Spring Air, Harbour Air Seaplanes, West Coast Air, and Whistler Air.

Baggage Policy

Salt Spring Air had different allowances for carry-on and checked baggage.

Carry-on Baggage

For services to/from Ganges and Maple Bay passengers are allowed to bring 1 item of cabin baggage. The allowed weight limits depend on the ticket booked, meaning you could be entitled to 10 lbs or up to 50 lbs.

Checked Baggage

Passengers aren't entitled to a piece of checked luggage as standard, but you are able to purchase this additionally. If you would like to purchase baggage you can do so with Alternative Airlines, simply add it to the basket at checkout or contact our customer service team.

Cabin Classes

Economy Class

As the aircraft used are small regional propeller aircraft there is only an economy class product offered. There are 5 seats onboard the aircraft and passengers are allowed to bring 1 piece of cabin baggage with them.

In-Flight Entertainment & WiFi

Salt Spring Air doesn't offer any inflight entertainment or wifi on their aircraft as they are small regional propeller aircraft.


Salt Spring Air passengers had to check in at the airport since the airline didn't provide airport check in.

Online Check-In

Online check-in facilities are not available.

Airport Check-In

The airline states that you must check-in no later than 25 minutes before your scheduled departure time at the airline's check-in facilitates.

Food & Drink

As Salt Spring Air's aircraft seats 5 passengers with no cabin crew a food and drink service is not provided.

Frequent Flyer Program

The airline doesn't offer a frequent flyer program.

Airline Alliance

Salt Spring Air is not part of any airline alliance.

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Destinations that Salt Spring Air flew to

Salt Spring Air used to operate to the following destinations. Although Salt Spring Air no longer operates under their own branding, the services are now operated by Harbour Air.

Alternatives to Salt Spring Air

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The airline operated a fleet of de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver aircraft.

Frequently asked questions

Where did Salt Spring Air fly to?

Salt Spring Air operated scheduled flights, charter air service, and tours primarily between the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island. The airline was part of the Harbour Air Seaplanes group and operated with the Salt Spring Air name and Harbour Air Seaplanes livery.

What happened to Salt Spring Air?

In 2015, Salt Spring Air was brought by the Harbour Air Seaplanes Group.

Can I buy Salt Spring Air flights?

No, you cannot buy Salt Spring Air flights since the airline merged with Harbour Air. Instead, head to the top of the page and begin your search for Harbour Air flights. Harbour Air operates flights between Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, the Sunshine Coast and Whistler.

Where can I buy flights to Salt Spring Island?

You can purchase flights to Salt Spring Island right here at Alternative Airlines! Using our search form at the top of the page, enter Salt Spring Island as your destination, pick your preferred departure airport and travel dates, then hit the 'Search Flights' button. We'll show you all the available flights to Salt Spring Island based on your search criteria.