Every Thursday, we will post some older pictures of airlines (e.g. plane, food, airport decorations, menu, etc). Feel free to share your stories flying these airlines.
Today, we will spend some time on Canadian Pacific Airlines (CP Air) (IATA Airline Code – CP).
It was founded in 1942 and ceased operations in 1987. The airline was known to have key routes to Sydney, Australia (IATA Airport Code – SYD), Hong Kong, China (HKG) and Amsterdam, Holland (AMS). It was merged with Air Canada (AC) in 1987 following intense competition between them and Westjet (WS).
Some of key facts for CP Air.
- 1st North American airline to fly to Mainland China (Shanghai) (SHA)
- Major hub in Amsterdam (AMS) and Vancouver (YVR)
- Served some the following international destinations that are not currently flown by Air Canada (as at October 15, 2014) includes Nadi, Fiji (NAN), Karachi, Patkistan (KHI), Madrid, Spain (MAD), Santa Maria, Portugal (SMA), Bangkok, Thailand (BKK), and Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia (KUL)
- Founding member of One World Alliance with British Airways (BA), Qantas Airways (QF) and American Airlines (AA)
- Had a three class service for its international operations
Here are some pictures for the airline before it was merged to Air Canada: