NORDAIR VINTAGE SWIZZLE STICKS (4 AND 7/8 INCHES LONG; SET OF 3 USED)
Measurements (Each Stick, Individually):
- 4 and 7/8 Inches (12.5 cm) Long
- 7/8 Inch (2.3 cm) High
- 1/8 Inch (0.4 cm) Thick
Weight: 5 g
Each swizzle stick is shaped like an airplane, including a row of windows along the side. Nordair is written on the side of the airplane towards the cockpit, and a capital N is on the tail fin. Bon Voyage is printed on the back.
Nordair is a defunct Quebec-based regional airline founded in 1947 from the merger of Boreal Airways and Mont Laurier Aviation. The airline operated from the 1950s to the 1980s. Most of its business was international and transatlantic passenger and freight charters and other contracts. It also operated flights to a number of destinations in the Northwest Territories. Nordair originally flew out of Montreal's two airports: Dorval Airport (now Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport) and Montreal-Mirabel International Airport. It was headquartered in Montreal (operations at Dorval, Quebec and head office at 1320 Boulevard Graham in Mont Royal).
Nordair was purchased by Canadian Pacific Air Lines. On March 27, 1987, Pacific Western Airlines purchased Canadian Pacific Air Lines and emerged as Canadian Airlines. The jet operation was absorbed into Canadian while the turboprop operations were absorbed into Inter-Canadien.
Another company called Nordair Quebec 2000 Incorporated operated in 2000 as a domestic regional carrier and cargo operator in Quebec, but the licence and licence applications for the airline were suspended in 2006 by Transport Canada and once again the Nordair name disappeared.
NOTE: colour may not be accurately reflected in the photograph.