“Anyone Remember Worldways Canada Ltd?” is the title of a forum at Airliners.net with several posts written by former employees who certainly seemed to enjoy their time with the airline. There is also a Facebook page to commemorate the company.
Founded in 1973 by Roy Moore, Worldways competed with Wardair in the Canadian charter market and, as I recall, was doing quite well in the early 1980’s and had built a maintenance hangar on Convair Drive in YYZ. Does anyone know if this hangar is still standing and, if so, who is occupying it today?
Rzjets.com lists 20 aircraft operated by the airline during its existence including 5 L1011 Tri-Star’s (N336EA, pictured, was a brief lease from Eastern Airlines from June to September of 1990), 4 DC-8s purchased from CPAir, 3 Boeing 707s, 2 Boeing 727s, 2 Convair 640s (Acquired from Pacific Western Airlines), 3 Learjet 35As and 1 Learjet 25.
Unfortunately, it appears that Worldways Canada became one of the first casualties of the turbulent and highly competitive 1990’s in the airline industry. It has left behind many fond memories from former employees and passengers.