The Air Canada has dismissed its first A320 plane which served with the flag carrier for the past 30 years, it has been reported.

The aircraft (C-FDQQ), which retired on 6th of April, will be grounded in Arizona and will be replaced by A220, Airways Magazine said in a report.

Delivered in January 1990, the plane made its final flight from Montreal to Pinal Airpark, where AC had previously stored its Boeing 737 MAX fleet.

The report by Airways Magazine also added that Air Canada and the Airbus have signed an order for 45 A220s as the A320 type is older, its maintenance and fuel-efficiency affect the carrier’s future plans – hence the A220 fleet in lieu of its services.

Air Canada received its first A220-300 and the aircraft was expected to perform its maiden flight between Montreal and Seattle route on 4th of May and Toronto and San Jose in Spring.

However, the launch of the services will have to wait due to latest flight restrictions and cancellations.

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