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Plane brings a touch of California to Bermuda

California dreaming: an American Airlines passenger plane, that featured the livery of the former Californian airline AirCal, was in Bermuda at the weekend (Photograph by Scott Neil)

There was a touch of California at LF Wade International Airport at the weekend when a passenger plane in the livery of AirCal paid a visit.

Sporting eye-catching bands of colour along its fuselage and on its tail fin, the Boeing 737-823 belongs to American Airlines, and has been painted in the livery of AirCal, the airline company that started off as Air California in the 1960s.

AirCal ceased operations in 1987 when it was merged into American Airlines. However, AirCal’s livery is part of a limited heritage livery project by American to honour the brands that have merged into the company.

The other five bygone liveries that have taken to the skies again as part of American’s heritage scheme are TWA, America West, Piedmont Airlines, Pacific Southwest and US Airways.

The AirCal-branded plane was used on American’s Miami to Bermuda service on Friday, and returned to Miami on Saturday afternoon.

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Published January 25, 2021 at 8:00 am (Updated January 24, 2021 at 1:14 pm)

Plane brings a touch of California to Bermuda

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