Extracted from airline-memorabilia.blogspot.ca regarding the merger of Wardair and Canadian Airlines International in 1990.

wardair 2Canadian Wardair is, in fact, two airlines in one. It has been formed by the merger with Canadian, or to give it its full name, Canadian Airlines International with Wardair.

You can be forgiven if you've not heard of Canadian. It had never provided scheduled service to the United Kingdom before under that name. By contrast, Wardair needs no introduction. Not only has it served Britain for some time, but its reputation for service seems to have reached every corner of the globe.

From this merger, we've emerged. And we look forward to giving you an ever better service.

Every week, from April 1990, we'll have 20 flights from Gatwick serving Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.


tmb wardiarThese flights include the Toronto Starliner, which gets you from London to Toronto the same evening. And the London Dayliner, which gets you from Toronto to London the same day.

There are also three non-stop flights from Manchester to Toronto each week.

With our partners, we serve more destinations in Canada than any other airline. In fact, we offer 900 departures throughout the country, every day.


tmb wardair 3So much for our services, now for our service. All our aircraft are new wide-bodied Boeing 767-30ER's. (ER means extended range. They can fly over 6000 miles non-stop.)
As well as new aircraft, we offer new standards of service. Indeed our economy service makes a mockery of the term.

You'll enjoy good, nutritious food, elegantly served, with a selection of complimentary drinks and wines, and a choice of desserts and liqueurs.

Also, with our compliments are personal headsets, current films and the latest magazines.

Our business class is equally outstanding. You'll sit by a window or an aisle in a wide, deeply cushioned seat, with ample leg room and adjustable foot rest. You'll find the cabin spacious, well-appointed and pleasing to the eye.

The delicious food is tastefully presented on china crockery, with linen napery and fine wine served by friendly, courteous and efficient staff.

There are other touches for business class passengers. Like advance seat selection, dedicated check-in counters and priority baggage handling.


Wardair was purchased in 1989 and the 12 Wardair A310s were briefly brought under the Canadian umbrella before being disposed of. Five of the A310s moved to the Canadian Forces.

(Source: Canadian Airlines photo history)

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