First Air merges with Canadian North


Summit Air Avro RJ85 C-FERJ still wears First Air's partial old colors

Summit Air Avro RJ85 C-FERJ still wears First Air’s partial old colors, minus the tail logo (Mark Brandon)

First Air merged with competitor Canadian North on 10 July. The two airlines will fly under the Canadian North brand, but with the red-and-white color scheme recently adopted by First Air. Summit Air currently operates one of its Avro RJ85s on behalf of First Air, on services between Edmonton, Yellowknife, Rankin Inlet, and Iqaluit, usually using C-FERJ (msn E2290), who was painted in First Air’s full previous color scheme. This contract continues for the time being, but it is not known whether it will be extended, and if so whether C-FERJ will be repainted in the new airline’s colors — although it might be significant that First Air’s old tail colors were removed from her tail during her recent stay in the United Kingdom for maintenance.

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