Air Canada celebrates 80 years of flight with style and grace, as reflected in a bold new livery. The airline’s new brand was unveiled in Toronto, where Air Canada’s largest hub is located.
“Air Canada’s new livery signals a pivotal inflection point in our 80-year history,” says Benjamin Smith, President of Passenger Airlines. “On the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary year, with our new livery, new uniforms for our employees, the award-winning international cabin standard introduced with the launch of our Boeing 787 aircraft, and enhanced onboard offerings, the future Air Canada represents the strength of our nation and the future-looking spirit of our airline. On behalf of our 30,000 employees worldwide, it is a privilege to fly Canada’s flag, and we are proud to showcase some of the best of this nation’s talent as we continue to expand Air Canada’s horizons to fly to more than 200 destinations on six continents.”
Air Canada will repaint its fleet of 300 mainline and regional aircraft in a bold black and white design. The stark colors highlight its iconic red maple leaf, encircled ensign. Known as a “rondelle,” it graces the tail of the flag carrier’s fleet once again, after an absence of 24 years.
The new Air Canada livery reflects Canada’s vastness and contrasting seasons, with references to its wildlife and First Nations heritage.
The new livery was designed by international design firm Winkcreative, headed by Canadian entrepreneur Tyler Brûlé.
The first three aircraft sporting this new livery will enter service immediately.