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Air Canada Unveils Airbus A220 Featuring Pixar’s ‘Turning Red’ Themed Livery

In celebration of the release of Disney and Pixar’s animated film ‘Turning Red’, which is set in Toronto and directed by Canadian Academy Award™ winner Domee Shi, Air Canada has unveiled a special new Airbus A220 livery.


Air Canada Airbus A220 Featuring Special Livery Celebrating the Release of Pixar's 'Turning Red' - Courtesy Air Canada/Cision

On Tuesday (February 8, 2022), Air Canada unveiled their first ever movie-themed Airbus A220 livery celebrating Disney and Pixar’s ‘Turning Red’, an animated film set in Toronto and directed by Canadian Academy Award™ winner Domee Shi. Starting this month, guests traveling with Air Canada will enjoy Turning-Red themed elements throughout their journey, including inflight entertainment, enRoute magazine and more. Air Canada has also launched a contest to win trips to Toronto for the movie’s special Canadian premiere event.


In Monday’s announcement, Air Canada’s Vice President – Brand, Andy Shibata, said,


“As Canada's largest airline and the country's flag carrier, our collaboration with Disney and Pixar for Turning Red, directed by award-winning Canadian filmmaker Domee Shi is a wonderful opportunity to showcase Canadian talent and bring the best of Canada to the world. We wanted customers of all ages to be able to enjoy the special livery and be a part of the excitement around this very special Canadian moment.”


Official Trailer For Pixar's New Animated Film 'Turning Red' - Courtesy Disney/Pixar


Also commenting on the collaboration with Air Canada, Turning Red’s Director, Domee Shi, said,


“I'm absolutely stoked about this collaboration with Air Canada. I made Turning Red a love letter to Toronto and everything Canadian, and now to see the film celebrated on the airline that literally brought my family and me over from China when I was little is especially meaningful to me. I cannot wait for Canadian audiences and people around the world to see the film, and hopefully fall in love with Canada just like I have.”


Walt Disney Studios Canada’s Vice President of Marketing, Quincy Kelman, added,


“We are very proud of this unique collaboration with Air Canada and it shows how important this film is to our country. Together we are able to transcend this film beyond the screen. Turning Red is set in Canada, directed by a Canadian and will be treasured by Canadians for years to come.”


Behind the Scenes as an Air Canada Airbus A220 Receives Special 'Turning Red' Livery, Celebrating Disney and Pixar's new Animated Film - Courtesy Air Canada


Turning Red will premiere exclusively on Disney+ across Canada on March 11, 2022. In celebration of the movie’s release, Air Canada has launched a contest offering five prize packages, each featuring a trip for four people to Toronto to attend the Canadian special premiere event on March 8, 2022. The contest starts today and runs through February 20th and is available to Canadian residents. To enter the contest, please click here.


Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline. The Canadian flag carrier is a founding member of the Star Alliance and the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax. For the last two years Air Canada was also named Global Traveler’s ‘Best Airline in North America.’ Additionally, Air Canada has committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050.



Source: Air Canada/Cision