Air Canada’s Vancouver 2010-themed plane has landed at YVR.

The Boeing 777 aircraft has a 53-metre long graphic design — stretching from nose to tail — that publicizes the 2010 Winter Games.

It’ll bring images of Vancouver to major airports in Canada as well as in selected European and Asian destinations such as London, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Beijing and Hong Kong.

“This Games-branded plane is a stunning way to showcase to the world AirCanada’s support for the 2010 Winter Games,” said John Furlong, VANOC CEO.

The graphic includes a fusion of Canada’s natural, urban and cultural elements and features colours and shapes representing ocean, forest, mountains and sky.

The plane’s sport illustrations include snowboard parallel giant slalom, ice hockey and cross-country skiing on one side, and alpine skiing, ice sledge hockey and ski jumping on the other side.

The aircraft is the final piece of Air Canada’s fleet-wide renewal program, making the fleet one of the newest in the world with an average of nine years.

The plane was unveiled at Vancouver International Airport early yesterday at a ceremony attended by Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes and hopefuls.

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