New air service planned

  • Apr. 9, 2003 8:00 a.m.

Islanders may soon have another way of flying to Vancouver, thanks to a cooperative approach by two Terrace-based airlines.
TK Air and Hawkair are teaming up to offer the service, tentatively set to start at the end of this month.
“We’re working towards this project and things are looking good,” said Trev Bowker, operations manager/owner of TK Air.
TK Air will fly passengers between the Masset airport and Prince Rupert’s Digby Island airport on a twin-engine Navajo six-seater aircraft. Flights will be scheduled to link up with Hawkair’s three times daily service to Vancouver, on a full service, 37-seat Dash 8.
The first flight of the day will probably leave Masset around 7:30 am, arriving in Rupert just before 8 am, said Hawkair’s Darryl Tucker. The Hawkair flight leaves at 8:30 am and arrives in Vancouver at 10:30 am.
Pricing will be “pretty competitive to what you’ve seen in the past,” Mr. Tucker said, with a Masset-Rupert one-way ticket going for about $99. More information will be available as details are finalized, he said.