Hope Air names Johnathan Richardson to
National Advisory Council

(March 25, 2024) Hope Air – Canada’s national charity providing Canadians in financial need with free travel to access medical care far from home – announced today the appointment of Johnathan Richardson to the Hope Air National Advisory Council.

Johnathan oversees the Commercial Services and Customer Service teams that are accountable for all planning and service delivery aspects for Pacific Coastal Airlines serving destinations across British Columbia with scheduled flight service, charter and cargo solutions. In his current role, Johnathan is responsible for all commercial strategies and enhancing the passenger experience at Pacific Coastal Airlines.

Johnathan has previous regional airline experience working for Central Mountain Air servicing British Columbia and Alberta as well as Calm Air servicing Manitoba and Nunavut. Johnathan holds a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an Advanced Diploma in Aviation Management from Georgian College.

“We are delighted to welcome Johnathan to the Hope Air Advisory Council,” said Mark Rubinstein, Chief Hope Officer with Hope Air. “His extensive background in the aviation industry coupled with his experience and commitment to connecting people living in smaller and rural communities to larger city centres, aligns well with Hope Air’s mission and work.”

Pacific Coastal Airlines has generously provided Hope Air clients with over 7,000 flights over many years, further demonstrating their commitment to improving healthcare access for those in need.

About Hope Air
Hope Air is Canada’s only national charity providing free travel support through flights, accommodations, meals and ground transportation for Canadians in financial need who must access medical care far from home. Since its inception in 1986, Hope Air has provided more than 180,000 travel arrangements for patients regardless of age or medical need.

For people living on a low income in small and rural communities, distance and cost are very real barriers to them accessing vital medical care. Hope Air is a unique and essential part of our Canadian healthcare system. Hope Air is accredited by Imagine Canada’s Standards. This accreditation validates our commitment to good governance and transparency. For more information, visit hopeair.ca.

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