Harbour Air flies land-based craft

NANAIMO – Harbour Air announced the launch of its first land-based aircraft last month.

Harbour Air announced the launch of its first land-based aircraft last month.

Tantalus Air is a new line of business for the Harbour Air Group and it will offer private charter flights in a Pilatus PC-12. The PC-12 is a single-engine turboprop aircraft with seating for up to eight passengers.

The PC-12 is able to take-off and land on relatively short airstrips, which allows for travel to more remote destinations. The aircraft can also land on gravel and turf airstrips, further expanding its reach.

“Charter flights have always been a part of our business, but now with the Pilatus, we’re able to offer a land-based option at a cost comparable to that of our seaplanes, which is considerably less than that of a private jet,” says Greg McDougall, CEO of Harbour Air, in a press release.

The plane will be based at the Vancouver International Airport, but flying anywhere and everywhere it’s chartered to fly in the Pacific Northwest.

Harbour Air was founded in B.C. in 1982 and today has more than 50 aircraft. The Harbour Air Group, consisting of Harbour Air Seaplanes, Westcoast Air, Whistler Air, and now Tantalus Air is one of the largest seaplane companies in the world.

To learn more, please visit www.harbourair.com.