Pimp My Wings! Air Canada is getting a makeover with a new paint scheme for its planes and new uniforms for its staff.
The airline unveiled the new look on Thursday at three events held simultaneously across Canada in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
New Paint Scheme
Air Canada’s entire fleet of 300 planes are being repainted in a bold black and white design that highlights its iconic red maple leaf encircled ensign, or “rondelle,” that returns to the tail of the flag carrier’s fleet after an absence of 24 years.
The red Air Canada lettering currently on the side of all planes will also be changed to black.
The new planes were designed by international design firm Winkreative, headed by Canadian entrepreneur Tyler Brûlé.
The new charcoal grey and black uniforms feature red lettering and accessories by Canadian designer Christopher Bates. Approximately two-thirds of Air Canada’s 30,000 global workforce will start wearing their new uniforms later this year.
Following today’s events, the first three aircraft sporting this new design will enter service immediately.
Air Canada’s new look comes on the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary and as the airline positions itself as a top global carrier.
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