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Airlines

Name: ZOOM AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: ZOM
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: OTTAWA
Country: CANADA
Employees 710
Web: flyzoom.com
Email: custrel@flyzoom.com
Telephone: +1 (613) 235-9666
Fax: +1 (613) 231-7340
Sita:
Background
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Click below for data links:
ZOM-APR05-A
ZOM-AUG05-A
ZOM-AUG05-B
ZOM-DEC04
ZOM-MAR05-A
ZOM-NEWS-AUG08

Formed and started operations in 2002. Domestic & international, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.

Address:
380 Hunt Club Road, Suite 200
Ottawa, Ontario, ON K1V 1C1, Canada

Address:
160 Elgin Street, Suite 2406
Ottawa K2P 2C4, CANADA

CANADA WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1867, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 9,976,139 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 30 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS OTTAWA, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ARE ENGLISH & FRENCH.

November 2002: Formed by winter leisure tour specialist Go Travel Direct.

1 A320-200, Monarch (MON) wet-leased.

December 2002: Tour wholesaler, Go Travel Direct has contracted for seats and plans to operate from Ottawa, Hamilton, and Halifax, to various destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico.

Ottawa to Cancun, Orlando, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, and Varadero.

Halifax to Puerto Plata and Varadero.

Hamilton to Puerto Plata (Saturday charters).

April 2003: A320-212 returned to Monarch Airlines (MON).

June 2003: 1 767-328ER (493-27135, C-GZUM), (ILF) leased.

July 2003: Manchester - Calgary - Vancouver.

September 2003: Plans to base 2 767-300ER's airplanes at Glasgow in 5/04 to operate via Canada to the Caribbean on behalf of Go Travel Direct.

October 2003: Will add scheduled services between Canada and the UK in May 2004, with flights from London Gatwick (LGW), and Glasgow to Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver.

Received scheduled authority between Canada and Mexico and proposes to operate between Ottawa and Cancun.

2 orders (May 2004) 767-300ER's.

November 2003: Received scheduled route authority to the Dominican Republic and plans to serve the country from Halifax and Ottawa.

December 2003: Received a license for scheduled service Ottawa - Cancun. Also, scheduled service to La Romana, January - April 2004.

January 2004: 767-328ER (497-27136, C-GZMM), (ILF) leased.

February 2004: In June 2004, service between Toronto, Montreal, and Paris.

September 2004: 1 order (December 2004) 767-204ER (24013, G-BNYS), Air Atlanta Europe (EUK). 2 767-300ER's, ex-(KLM) are due to be added in spring 2005.

October 2004: Will base a 767 in Montreal for operation on behalf of Go Travel to Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Las Vegas.

In May 2005, London Gatwick - Winnipeg (2/week). Calgary - Manchester (weekly). Toronto, Vancouver - Manchester (2/week).

April 2005: 767-306ER (C-GZNA), ex-(KLM).

June 2005: Zoom Airlines (ZOM) is an international charter jet airplane airline based in Ottawa.

(IATA) Code: Z4. (ICAO) Code: OOM.

Parent organization/shareholders: Go Travel Direct, tours specialist (100%).

(http://www.flyzoom.com). (custrel@flyzoom.com).

Main Base: Ottawa International (YOW).

Hubs: Halifax International (YHZ); & Toronto Pearson International (YYZ); Montreal Trudeau (YUL); & Vancouver International (YVR).

International, scheduled destinations: Glasgow; & London.

January 2006: 767-306ER (26263, C-GZNC), ex-(KLM), (ILF) leased.

July 2006: Zoom Airlines (ZOM) of Canada launched weekly flights from Vancouver and Calgary to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG). Last year, the long-haul Low Cost Carrier (LCC) began serving (CDG) from Toronto and Montreal. Zoom (ZOM) operates four 767-300ERs.

August 2006: Zoom Airlines (ZOM) signed a five-year, 5 million/$6.4 million contract with (KLM) Engineering and Maintenance for the performance of "C" checks on its 767s. The Canadian carrier has four 767s with two more scheduled for delivery next year.

January 2007: The European Union (EU), which hopes to jumpstart transatlantic open skies negotiations in meetings with US officials in Brussels, said that it plans to seek a separate open skies accord with Canada.

The European Commission (EC) said an (EU) - Canada deal "may generate consumer benefits of at least +$94 million through lower fares and could create +3,700 jobs in the first year." Canada currently has separate bilateral agreements with 17 (EU) member states, accords the (EC) said are in conflict with current (EU) law.

The Canadian Airports Council (CAC) embraced the proposal, urging the Canadian government "to make concluding an agreement a priority." (CAC) President & CEO, Jim Facette said an "open aviation area with our second biggest trading bloc and source of tourists, is a natural next step and would be a boon." Air traffic between Canada and the (EU) doubled between 2000 and 2005, according to (CAC), which noted that more than half of Canada's overseas tourists come from Europe.

The (EC) said a liberalized air treaty would increase annual (EU) - Canada passengers from 8 million currently to 14 million by 2011. The Canadian government recently said it would make commercial air transport liberalization a priority.

March 2007: Starting April 8th, Halifax - Belfast.

May 2007: Starting June 21st, London Gatwick (LGW) - New York (JFK), using 767s.

757-28A (24543, C-GTSN), leased.

August 2007: (ILFC) (ILF) announced the following lease contract: Zoom Airlines (ZOM) for one used 757-28AER (24544), ex-AeroSur (REO) for four years and eight months, with delivery in February 2008.

December 2007: 767-306ER (27957, C-GZNA), transferred to Zoom (ZOM) UK.

February 2008: Zoom Airlines (ZOM) will launch twice-weekly flights from London Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale in May, and San Diego in June. It also announced that it won permission from Canadian authorities to operate to Italy.

March 2008: 757-28A (24544, C-GTDX), ex-Ryan International (RYN), Triton (TIA) leased.

August 2008: Zoom Airlines (ZOM) ceased flying on Thursday August 28, 2008.

Zoom Airlines (ZOM) founders, Hugh and John Boyle, announced that the airline has suspended operations and both its Canadian and UK airline subsidiaries will file for bankruptcy protection. Their statement said that the airline was profitable last year, but that it could not overcome soaring fuel prices. Zoom (ZOM) operated a fleet of five 757s and 767s on transatlantic routes. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported that Zoom (ZOM) airplanes were detained at Glasgow International and Calgary over the past two days for nonpayment of air traffic control (ATC) charges.

November 2008: Jonathan Hinkles, the former Zoom Airlines (ZOM) Managing Director, UK Division, is behind a project to establish a new charter venture in the UK market. He has been in discussions with potential investors to secure between 10 million pounds and 15 million pounds of funding to fill the hole left by the collapse of UK charter carrier, XL Airways (SBE) in September 2008. He believes there is a strong year-round demand from independent tour operators for seats to popular holiday destinations such as the Mediterranean and North Africa, as well as winter-only ski breaks to Austria, France, and Switzerland. He is reported to have already secured tentative agreements with a number of independent travel companies, some of which are said to be willing to invest in the project. The as-yet-unnamed start-up will be based at London's Gatwick airport. It is planned to launch services in April 2009, using a 737-700 and a 737-800.

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
ZOM-767-300ER
ZOM-767-328ER
ZOM-767-328ER-M

August 2008:

1 737-800 (CFM56-7B).

1 757-28A (RB211-535E4) (268-24543, /90 C-GTSN), LSD 5/07. 24C, 162Y.

1 757-28A (RB211-535E4) (280-24544, /90 C-GTDX), EX-(NNA)/(RYN), WET-LST (REO) 8/06. RTND 1/08, (TIA) LSD 3/08. 24C, 162Y.

0 767-204ER (CF6-80A2) (210-24013, /88 G-BNYS), (EUK) WET-LSD. RTND. 290Y.

2 767-306ER (CF6-80C2B6F) (587-27957, /97 C-GZNA; 592-26263, C-GZNC, 1/06), EX-(KLM), (ILF) LSD. ETOPS EQ'PD. 27957; XFRD TO (ZOM) UK 12/07. 27957; (ilf) LST (NWD) 2010-05. 36C, 188Y.

0 767-328ER (CF6-80C2B6F) (493-27135, /93 C-GZUM "CITY OF OTTAWA," 6/03; 497-27136, C-GZMM, 1/04), EX-(AFA), (ILF) LSD 6/03. BOTH RTND. 27136; TO (OAE) 2009-07. 25C, 243Y.

0 A320-212 (CFM56-5A3) (389, /94 C-GZUM), (MON) WET-LSD 11/02, RTND 4/03. 180Y.

Management:
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JONATHAN HINKLES, MANAGING DIRECTOR, UK DIVISION.

KRISTOPHER DOLINKI, PRESIDENT & (CEO).

VIC CHARLEBOIS, VP FLIGHT OPERATIONS.

IAN DODD, VP, CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER.

 
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