Oh, Air Canada: New look is another reason to love this country
Air Canada has unveiled a slick new livery and uniforms as global travel love pours in for the country.
The airline is celebrating 80 years in 2017, while Canada itself is marking 150 years since its Confederation on July 1, 1867.
The anniversary, combined with thrilling cities like Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, amazing wilderness sites, mouthwatering ski resorts and travel highs ranging from Newfoundland to the Northern Lights, has the country on a roll.
Last year, Lonely Planet named Canada its No.1 country to visit, and this January we listed it on our 20 hottest tickets for 2017. And that's not even starting on the cult of the Anti-Trump - dashing young prime minister, Justin Trudeau.
The new designs see Air Canada's fleet of 300 mainline and regional aircraft repainted in a bold black and white design that highlights the iconic red maple leaf - returning to tailfins after an absence of 24 years.
Reflecting Canada's vastness and contrasting seasons, with references to its wildlife and First Nations heritage, the new fleet livery was designed by international design firm Winkcreative, headed by Canadian entrepreneur Tyler Brûlé.
The new uniforms, created by Canadian designer Christopher Bates, feature charcoal greys and blacks, with tasty red trims and accessories.
New food and wine options are on the menu, too.
Air Canada launched 28 new routes in 2016, with the Air Canada Rouge brand now operating 14 flights a week from Dublin to Toronto and Vancouver in peak summer season, with a year-round service to Toronto.
Oh Canada, indeed.