Pacific Coastal Airlines
Address: Vancouver International Airport – South Terminal 4440 Cowley Crescent Unit 204, Richmond, BC, V7B 1B8
Toll Free: 1.800.663.2872
Pacific Coastal Airlines provides regular schedule, charter, and cargo services to 65+ destinations in British Columbia, more than any other airline. We are the sixth largest airline operating at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) based on total outbound seats, and third largest based on take offs and landings. An equal opportunity employer, we employ over three hundred people in two divisions across fourteen bases including pilots, flight attendants, engineers, dispatchers, and cargo. Our administrative office is located at YVR’s South Terminal in Richmond B.C., and our Seaplane division is headquartered in Port Hardy on Vancouver Island.
Pacific Coastal Airlines was founded by Daryl Smith nearly forty years ago. The truck logger in Bella Coola, a small community on the central coast of British Columbia, decided to get a pilot’s license and purchased a small seaplane to make it easier to get in and out of remote camps. Some friends chipped in for fuel to tag along and thus began the adventure that led to Pacific Coastal Airlines.
Daryl earned his reputation through forty-two years of aviation experience as a pilot and owner of several regional carriers during the most significant era of aviation history in the province. That legacy of dedication and hard work continues with two of Daryl’s sons, President Quentin Smith and Vice President of Commercial Services Spencer Smith, intimately involved in all aspects of the aviation business started by their father. A legendary figure in British Columbia aviation, Daryl has received numerous awards and accolades from his peers and industry associations alike.