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Canadian Airlines International
Lignes aériennes Canadien International
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Founded 1987 (amalgamation)
Ceased operations 2001 (acquired by Air Canada)
Frequent-flyer program defunct (formerly Canadian Plus)
Airport lounge defunct (formerly Empress Lounge)
Alliance Oneworld (1999-2000)
Headquarters Calgary, Alberta
Key people

Kevin Benson (President and CEO)

Canadian Airlines International Ltd. was a Canadian airline that operated from 1987 until 2001. The airline was Canada's second largest airline after Air Canada, and carried more than 11.9 million passengers to over 160 destinations in 17 countries on five continents at its height in 1996. Canadian Airlines served 105 destinations in Canada, more than any other airline. Canadian Airlines was also a founding member of the Oneworld airline alliance.

Canadian Airlines was headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, and had revenue of approximately $3 billion at the end of 1999. The airline and its aircraft were acquired by Air Canada in 2001.

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