District Director

Nigel Cole 


  •  vancouverdistrict@pionairs.ca 
  •  (604) 782-4762  


I am very pleased to serve as District Director for Vancouver as of September 1st, 2023. 

My interest in aviation and airlines began at an early age when my father would take me to Dorval airport in Montreal for an afternoon of plane-spotting in the 1960’s.  This childhood fascination developed into a passion, a career and a lifetime interest in all things airline related. 

My early career was spent in the international maritime industry as a Fleet Manager and Chartering Broker.  At the age of 35, I was ready for a change and decided to follow my heart into our industry.  In 1995 I started with Air Canada Reservations on West Hastings in Vancouver.  That lead to YVR airport as Agent, Lead and Manager.   

I retired in 2017 after a very satisfying career that now allows Patrick, my lovely husband of 43 years and myself to enjoy our retirement, including much leisure travel from our home in White Rock. 

I am very much looking forward to working with our District Coffee Hosts and the members of our Executive and to continue working to protect and improve our post career pensions and benefits in a warm and welcoming social environment. 

Please feel free to reach out to me, your Coffee Club Hosts or members of our Vancouver Executive with concerns, travel (ETS) queries and or comments you may have.  We are all “Pionairs Helping Pionairs”.