Sky’s the Limit for City of Ottawa
July 12, 2007 | General
Zoom Airlines Introduces Boeing 767 and Launches Transatlantic Service
Ottawa, Canada — Zoom Airlines today announced the introduction to its fleet of a leased Boeing 767 along with scheduled transatlantic service and future growth plans. The upbeat news was delivered during a press conference at the Ottawa International Airport accompanied by the unveiling of the company’s new aircraft livery.
After the success of its inaugural winter season, Zoom has returned its Airbus A-320 to UK operator Monarch Airlines and entered into a medium term lease of the Boeing 767 from Air France. Christened “The City of Ottawa” in honour of Zoom’s home city, the aircraft accommodates up to 268 passengers — 88 more than its predecessor. The aircraft’s configuration features the introduction of Zoom’s “Premium Economy” class offering 25 seats with extra leg room and an enhanced service offering including complimentary alcoholic beverages, priority check in, and extra baggage allowance.
Zoom’s new scheduled service reflects its continued focus on niche markets with perennial strength. Over the summer the aircraft is dedicated to transatlantic service bringing UK residents to Canada. In this capacity Zoom provides transatlantic service to five Canadian cities: Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto and Halifax from four UK centres. With the return of cold weather in Canada, Zoom renews its partnership with Ottawa’s GO Travel Direct, specialists in direct-sell vacations to southern destinations departing from Halifax and Ottawa. Zoom also anticipates offering additional UK flights over the Christmas season from several Canadian cities.
“Zoom is happy to be providing some good news during challenging times for the industry,” says Kris Dolinki, CEO of Zoom Airlines. “Zoom’s focus on providing a cost effective travel option yet offering service levels at a high standard has been well received by the leisure market. There is real demand for good service at a good price, and Zoom is poised to seize this opportunity.”
Adding to the positive atmosphere of the press conference is the revelation that Zoom
projects further expansion of its fleet in 2004 with the addition of at least one aircraft of the same type and configuration. As additional aircraft come online, the airline plans to sell seats direct to the public and expand its routes serviced. Following the press conference Zoom unveiled its distinctive new paint scheme showcasing a predominantly sky blue aircraft accompanied by bold white Zoom emblems emblazoned across the fuselage.
About Zoom Airlines
Zoom Airlines is a privately held Canadian Airline focused on providing superior air service to the leisure travel market. It was incorporated in May 2002 by a team of travel industry veterans and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. More information is available online at www.flyzoom.com
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