Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter Since 1995

Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter

Since 1995

Canadian Pacific Air Lines inaugural flight to Lima on October 24, 1953 and Santiago on September 23, 1957.

New flights to Brazil set.

A bilateral agreement between Brazil and Canada has resulted in the establishment of non-stop, scheduled air service between the two countries.

The federal Department of Transport says that Canadian Pacific Air Lines will be entitled to operate flights from anywhere in Canada to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo.

Varig, the Brazilian national carrier, will be able to fly from points in Brazil to Toronto and Montreal. The department expects direct service to begin in the spring of 1986.

(Source: AC "Horizons" magazine issue November 1985)

CP Air changes name and colours

CP Air is going back to its former name, Canadian Pacific, and adopting its former red, white and blue colours.

One DC-10 has already been repainted and the new colour scheme will appear on the fleet over a three-year period, with newly acquired Eastern Provincial Airways planes among the first to be painted.

The cost of the switch is being minimized by timing the painting to coincide with major maintenance work. The main reason for abandoning the shorter CP Air name is the lack of public recognition abroad.

The existing orange and red emblem will give way to a combination of 'sky' white, 'corporate' red and 'Pacific' blue, and the words 'Canadian Pacific' will be painted in 'corporate' grey.

(Source: AC "Horizons" magazine issue January 1986)