Photo appears to show merged Canadian North livery

Last modified: July 21, 2019 at 7:00pm

An image being shared in aviation Facebook groups appears to show how the newly merged Canadian North airline’s aircraft will look.

The company – formed from the recent merger of northern airlines Canadian North and First Air – has previously said it will retain the Canadian North name and First Air’s livery.

That means an end to the blue Canadian North livery and polar bear logo.


The aircraft pictured, C-GULU, is an ATR 42-320 registered to First Air.

The 30-year-old plane previously served in Taiwan and Madagascar before heading to northern Canada in 2006.

First Air revamped its livery in 2017 to feature what it called a “modern and unique version” of the Inuit inuksuk on its tail.

That rebranding also changed the airline’s colours to red and grey, to “stand out in the snowy Arctic and at busy southern airports” according to its chief executive of the time.