Air Canada Tango

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Air Canada Tango
Air Canada Tango logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2001
Ceased operations 2004
Parent company Air Canada
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec

Air Canada Tango was a low-cost subsidiary branch of Air Canada, which was established in 2001 to offer no-frills service on some of Air Canada's routes and to reduce operating costs at the struggling main company. Based in Toronto, Tango operated on the major longer-distance Canadian routes between cities such as Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver, as well as to some holiday destinations in the USA and Mexico such as Fort Lauderdale, Seattle, Tampa and Mexico City.

The airline's name is short for "Tan and Go", which is in reference to the southern winter destinations that it had planned to serve.[1]


The airline was launched in November 2001 with a fleet of 12 Airbus A320 and 9 Boeing 737-200 aircraft, but by 2004 the airline had ceased flying.[1]

Air Canada retained "Tango" as a brand name for its cheapest air fare category.[1] Air Canada later revived the leisure-oriented "airline within an airline" concept as Air Canada Rouge.


The fleet of Air Canada Tango consisted of up to 13 Airbus A320 and (from 2002) up to 6 Boeing 737-200.[2]

Air Canada Tango aircraft were configured in a full economy class layout rather than with a business class section as on regular Air Canada aircraft and featured a distinctive purple colour scheme.


  1. ^ a b c "Applying rouge". Airliner World: 88–96. March 2015. 
  2. ^ Tango fleet list at

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