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CP Air – Throwback Thursday

CP Air

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:

1947 DC-3
Canadian Pacific Airlines Douglas DC-3A-360/C-47 (CF-CUA c/n 4518) photographed at Bagotville, Quebec by Guy Allard; August 1947. (Jacques Trempe collection | 1000aircraftphotos.com)
DC 8 http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian-Pacific-Airlines-Flug_402
DC 8 http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian-Pacific-Airlines-Flug_402
C-FCRE. Boeing 747-217B. CP Air - in the original livery on the Northern Apron, September 1984. © R. N. Smith - 4635-355.
C-FCRE. Boeing 747-217B. CP Air – in the original livery on the Northern Apron, September 1984.
© R. N. Smith – 4635-355.
CANADIAN PACIFIC AIRLINES DC10-30 C-FCRE "Empress Of Canada (1987) Read more: http://tonymadgehjg.proboards.com/thread/5381/private-project-stage?page=1#ixzz3GAntim8l
CANADIAN PACIFIC AIRLINES DC10-30 C-FCRE “Empress Of Canada (1987)
Read more: http://tonymadgehjg.proboards.com/thread/5381/private-project-stage?page=1#ixzz3GAntim8l
Airbus A320 en.wikipedia.org
Airbus A320 en.wikipedia.org

 

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