MONTREAL — Air Canada is proudly honouring its history today – all the way back to the time of Trans-Canada Air Lines.
Fin 119, sporting the grey, red and white TCA livery, left Montreal’s Mirabel Airport this morning, the second aircraft to fly the TCA livery since 1997.
The aircraft is Air Canada’s newest Airbus A220.
Air Canada, as Canada’s national carrier, got its start as TCA in 1936. Its first transcontinental flights took off in 1938. TCA was renamed Air Canada in 1965.
Here’s a video posted on Air Canada’s social media channels showing the A220 getting its new (old) look…
Aviation history is back in the skies today with our newest @airbus #A220 in a special commemorative Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) livery. Fin 119 left Mirabel on its maiden flight, the second aircraft to fly the historic TCA livery since 1997.
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— Air Canada (@AirCanada) March 14, 2021