Air Club International

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Air Club International Boeing 747-100 at Frankfurt Airport
Air Club International Boeing 747-200 at London Gatwick Airport. This aircraft was converted to Jumbohostel outside Stockholm Arlanda Airport in 2008.

Air Club International Ltd. (or ACI) was a Canadian charter airline[1][2] that operated from 1993 to 1998.

History[edit]

The airline was established in 1993, headquartered at Mirabel International Airport (at the time, Montréal, Québec, main international airport) and managed by a group that included several former Nationair executives and presided by Claude Lévesque, to operate charter flights between Canada, Europe and the Caribbean.[3]

The carrier's first airplane was an A310-300 acquired via Airbus Leasing and used for routes towards Europe, such as London. Later, the airline obtained additional A310 aircraft and, late in January 1995, began using a Boeing 747-200 leased from Japan Airlines from its Vancouver base.

As part of a contract with Air India, Air Club operated flights from India to several international destinations, starting in 1994. Between seasons, Air Club also operated different contractual flights for various organizations.

Air Club ceased operations in 1998 and returned the leased aircraft to the lessors.

Destinations[edit]

  • Amsterdam
  • Berlin
  • London
  • Paramaribo
  • Paris
  • Glasgow
  • Vancouver
  • Frankfurt/Main

Fleet[edit]

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