Harbour Air Seaplanes receives 2018 Hope Air Outstanding Philanthropist Award

Harbour Air Seaplanes is the winner of the 2018 Hope Air Outstanding Philanthropist Award. The airline recently received the honour at the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC) 2018 conference and tradeshow held in Vancouver, B.C.

Hope Air is the national charity that provides Canadians in financial need with free travel to medical care far from home. The Outstanding Philanthropist Award is presented to an ATAC member who has shown exemplary commitment to ensuring equal access to medical care for patients in need across the country. It celebrates their philanthropic leadership, which plays a key role in bridging the gap between home and life –saving care for so many Canadians.

Harbour Air Seaplanes is North America’s largest seaplane airline. For over a decade, they have generously provided free flights to Hope Air to enable  patients to travel for vital medical appointments far from their home communities

"Harbour Air Seaplanes is a long-standing  and very generous airline partner,” said Hope Air chief executive officer Doug Keller-Hobson. “For over a decade, they have been a great champion for our cause and helped many people living in B.C. access the vital medical care they deserve. We are very grateful for their support.”
The award was accepted by Eric Scott, VP Flight Operations & Safety at Harbour Air, “We are incredibly proud of the longstanding partnership with Hope Air,” he says. “It’s an honour to be able to support the work of this incredible organization and be able to make a difference for families in our communities, at a time when they need it most.”

Hope Air has arranged more than 130,000 flights since its founding in 1986. It is supported by many of Canada’s national and regional airlines. Twenty-nine per cent of Hope Air’s patients report that without the charity’s assistance, they would have cancelled or rescheduled their appointments.  Hope Air allows families to focus on what’s truly important- their health. www.hopeair.ca

Harbour Air Founded in 1982 with two small seaplanes, Harbour Air is North America’s largest and first fully carbon neutral airline. The company’s international seaplane service, which originally began as a service for the forestry industry in B.C., is now a quintessential west coast experience. With a showcase fleet of more than 40 aircraft, Harbour Air offers up to 200 daily scheduled flights, scenic tours, adventure packages, and private flights. With 12 scheduled destinations connecting downtown Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle (WA), Nanaimo, Tofino, Whistler, South Vancouver (YVR), Sechelt, Salt Spring Island, Pitt Meadows, Maple Bay and Comox, B.C. born Harbour Air welcomes 450,000 passengers every year. For more information, visit www.harbourair.com

For more information on Hope Air please contact:
Michelle Garcia – mgarcia@hopeair.ca | 416-222-6335x237

For more information on Harbour Air please contact
Samantha Kent - skent@harbourair.com | 604-233-3526


Posted on: Nov 28 2018