Family Owned & Operated
This family run airline was founded by CEO and Director Daryl Smith over 30 years ago. Daryl’s roots are in the logging business, but he gained his reputation through 42 years of aviation experience as a pilot and owner of several regional carriers. With various degrees from the University of British Columbia and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University the Smith family oversees all operations in the Northern and Southern BC Regions alongside a staff who have previous experience with Air Canada, AirBC, Trans Provincial Airlines, Canadian Airlines, and more.
Pacific Coastal Airlines is a well-established name on the Canadian West Coast employing over 275 people including pilots, flight attendants, engineers, dispatchers, freight, customer service/reservation agents and an administration team. Pacific Coastal operates a total of 13 bases and has a fleet of 21 aircraft. The DeHavilland Beaver (float) is stationed at Port Hardy airport.