Historic DC-3 Visits Toronto Pearson

    TORONTO, June 12 /CNW/ - The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is
pleased to welcome the Flagship Detroit, an American Airlines (AA) DC-3, to
Toronto Pearson International Airport. The Flagship Detroit is the sister
aircraft to the first international aircraft that landed at Malton Airport
nearly seventy years ago. That DC-3 was an American Airlines flight arriving
from Buffalo, New York.
    The Flagship Detroit, the oldest operational DC-3, will be on display and
available for public viewing at Toronto Pearson on Wednesday, June 13, between
11 am and 7 pm at the Central Deicing Facility.
    The GTAA is proud to mark this historic visit, particularly in light of
the recent completion of Toronto Pearson's construction program and in
recognizing American Airlines' place in the history of the airport.
    According to Toby Lennox, Vice President, Corporate Affairs for the GTAA
"This visit reinforces the longstanding tradition of service that American
Airlines has with Toronto and this airport's ability to serve passengers
flying to and from the U.S. We continue to work closely with all U.S. carriers
to ensure that Toronto Pearson offers the appropriate services for all

    Media Preview of AA DC-3: Wednesday, June 13th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
        Official welcome and comments by GTAA and AA officials at 10:30 am
        GTAA Central Deicing Facility, 2400 Britannia Road East

    Public Viewing of AA DC-3: Wednesday, June 13th, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

For further information:

For further information: Scott Armstrong, Manager, Media Relations,
GTAA, (416) 776-3709; Rowan Chalmers, General Manager, American Airlines,
(905) 612-7260

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