Reprinted with the permission of Larry Milberry of www.canavbooks.wordpress.com

pdf download50x47Wardair/CP Air 747 Retrospective.

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From the "InfoCanadi>n" magazine.

Issue dated November 1987.

A special lapel pin was designed to celebrate Canadian Airlines' participation as an official carrier of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.

The pin features an Olympic logo and a Canadian 'tail' on a background of light blue. Linda Davis, Manager, Sales Promotion shows the new pin.

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cpa news

Issue dated March-April 1986.

Shanghai! All ready for inaugural.

The inaugural Shanghai flight CP451 takes off from Vancouver at 1 pm, April 29, 1986, following a Chinese ceremony at Vancouver airport.

Twenty media guests will be aboard, including three from Europe, and Jim McKeachie, director, public relations. The Europeans were invited because the Shanghai flight was a direct connection to CPA's Amsterdam flights.

Sheldon Stoilen, senior vice president, sales and service, will be the ranking CPAL official aboard. Other CPAL executives, including President Don Carty, will be visiting Shanghai on subsequent flights.

Tim Darcovich, director, sales planning, said vacation pass and reduced rate travel is available on the Shanghai flight and the procedure is normal except that travellers should check out their visa requirements well in advance. CP Air Holidays is marketing tours on the Shanghai flights.


As April 30, 2021 was the 35th anniversary of the inaugural flight, several postings were made to the CPA Employee Facebook page.

tmb cpa yvr sha inaugThis was posted by John Gilchrist on April 29, 2021, with the comment “It is hard to believe that it’s been 35 years since the inauguration YVR-SHA flight took off”. 

Earlier, in November 2020, John Gilchrist posted photo below. "When opening a new station, in this case Shanghai (1986), you could always count on support from Head Office".

From left to right: Bonko Chen (local staff), Doug Cameron (Ramp), Edwina Shuster (Passenger Service), Sophia Garcias (SHACP agent), Sheila Blake (SHACP Supervisor), Peng Chan (Mtce), Marv Skelton (Mtce), John Gilchrist, YVR Head Office; Mike Richards (Cargo) and Wally Chutskoff (Cabin Services).

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