First with Braathens S.A.F.E. in 1969, C-GQBR came to Canada in 1986 for Quebecair / Inter - Canadien. The airliner went to Cambodia as XU-001 flying for the government until leased to President Airlines (XU-888), It was last listed as stored.
Holidair owned or leased five DC-8-50 series aircraft during it's short existence. C-FHAB seemed to be the one flown the most. Former Iberia/Aviaco/Spanish Air Force machine, it was owned from January 1989 to July 1993 when the airline shut down. It was broken up in Lasham during 1997.
In 1987, Air Canada purchased 85% of Air BC and the airline became an Air Canada Connector. During rapid expansion, Air BC began taking delivery of BAe146-200s in the summer of 1988. As they were delivered, the airline leased this aircraft from fellow Connector Air Nova from January 1989 to May 1989 to help with the introduction and crew training.