Welcome to Island AirIsland Air is an award-winning air charter company based in Friday Harbor that has served the greater community of the San Juan Island’s since 1992.
Island Air is owned and operated by Jackie Hamilton (Sargeson) who started the air carrier with a single Cessna 172. It has since grown to a fleet of five aircraft that includes a brand new Cessna 208 Caravan, two Cessna 207's, and two Cessna 172’s. Island Air offers custom on-demand charter services from its base in Friday Harbor and the mix of aircraft has proved ideal to provide a safe, cost effective service to the surrounding islands and mainland destinations in the USA and Canada. Island Air takes pride in its award-winning safety record, highly experienced local pilots and meticulously maintained aircraft. It was the first aviation company to receive a Five Star Safety award from the Phoenix Aviation Managers, a major aviation insurance company in 2010.
Island Air has maintained a flawless safety record since its inception and is one of the few FAA Part 135 operators that have adopted an internationally recognized Safety Management System as part of its Standard Operating Procedures. Although it remains a small family business Island Air is the largest air carrier in the U.S that was started and built by a woman.
In collaboration with San Juan Island EMS, Island Air provides the FAA Part 135 aviation services for Island Air Ambulance, a unique, community based, fixed wing air ambulance program serving the San Juan Islands. In 2013, and San Juan Island EMS were awarded the Fixed Wing Award of Excellence at the annual Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC).