Kenmore Air

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Kenmore Air was founded in 1946 by three high school friends, reunited after World War II. With one airplane, and a single hangar near a swamp at the North end of Lake Washington, Bob Munro, Reg Collins, and Jack Mines gave birth to what was to become the largest and most respected seaplane airline in the world.


As with most great companies, Kenmore Air Harbor's beginnings were modest. The company experienced many anxious moments in its infancy. From re-zoning the shingle mill site to a commercial seaplane base to petitioning the Kenmore community for support, it was a struggle at times to keep the Air Harbor afloat.

From the beginning, Kenmore Air's business philosophy was based on the foundation of integrity and exceptional customer service. The company kept it simple: "do the right thing".

In the 40's, Kenmore Air became a Seabee dealer for the Northwest, and quickly the Republic Seabee amphibian became a huge success in the area. Kenmore Air also became experts on Seabee repairs and maintenance for the local Seabees, and developed a number of modifications to improve the performance.

Today, Kenmore Air is among the best-known and most respected float plane operations in the world, flying an eclectic mix of piston Beavers and turbine Otters and Caravans, landing passengers on glaciers, lakes and harbors among the mist-shrouded fjords and islands of the U.S. and Canadian northwest.

Kenmore Air continues to be the world standard by which floatplanes are judged, and is renowned for its superior expertise in plane maintenance and construction.

Location

Kenmore Air
6321 NE 175th Street
P.O. Box 82064, Kenmore, WA 98028-0064
United States

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Telephone: 
425.486.1257 (Seattle), 866.435.9524 (866.I FLY-KAH ), 866-359-2842 (866.FLY.2.VIC), 877.359.5366 (877-FLY-KENM)
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425.485.4774

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