Pacific Coastal Airlines Tomorrow’s Issues Today’s Survival
Story and photos by Henry Tenby
Airliners Magazine, Spring 1989
In the Fall of 1987, Henry Tenby travelled up to Port Hardy to meet Pacific Coastal Airlines’ then Manager Clayton Hutchings to talk about the challenges that were facing the airline at the time.
Hutchings summarized the situation quite clearly: “There are too many companies, with too many airplanes, after too small a market.”
Now that thirty year have passed, we can see back with clarity that the situation today is unchanged. The story below appeared in Airliners magazine in the Spring of 1989.