Zoom Airlines

Zoom Airlines

March 12, 2007 10:16 ET

Zoom Launches 2 New Routes from Halifax: Halifax-Paris and Halifax-Belfast Routes to Start in June

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 12, 2007) - Zoom Airlines announced today the introduction of two new scheduled transatlantic services from Halifax. Commencing in early June, Zoom will add air service from Halifax to Paris and Belfast. Zoom Airlines is the only Canadian air carrier servicing these destinations from Halifax and will operate both routes through to October. With these additions Zoom Airlines now services four European gateways non-stop from Halifax (London, Glasgow, Belfast and Paris).

The new service to Paris begins June 12, 2007, Belfast on June 8, 2007. Prices for Zoom Airlines' high quality, full service flights to Paris and Belfast, which include meals and in-flight entertainment, will start from $199 one way.

"We are excited about the addition of Paris and Belfast to our Halifax service offering" says Kris Dolinki, Chief Executive Officer, Zoom Airlines. "We continue to offer choice and flexibility to trans-Atlantic travel and we endeavour to continue to offer the lowest scheduled airfares across the Atlantic."

"Our ties to France run deep not only because of language but because it is our Ancestral land", said/says Acadian Affairs Minister Chris d'Entremont. "The introduction of a direct flight to Paris will make it easier for us to strengthen our networks abroad and continue to develop new business as well as cultural partnerships."

"The Canadian market witnessed strong growth in 2006 and we are excited about the introduction of Zoom Airlines new service from Halifax to Belfast for the 2007 season" says Alison Metcalfe, Vice President, Canada Tourism Ireland. "The new service will provide a direct link from Atlantic Canada to the island of Ireland for the first time and facilitate a further increase in Canadian travellers in 2007."

Bookings can be made online at www.flyzoom.com or by phone at 1-866-FLY-ZOOM (359-9666).

About Zoom Airlines

Founded in May 2002 and based in Ottawa, Zoom Airlines, a direct sale airline, operates scheduled service to the United Kingdom and France as well as a scheduled and charter service to the Caribbean and Southern United States. Operating transatlantic service from eight Canadian cities (Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax) to Glasgow, London, Manchester, Cardiff and Belfast in the UK, Zoom Airlines also offers flights from Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Calgary and Vancouver to Paris, France. Zoom Airlines is the only airline to offer direct service from the West Coast to Belfast and Cardiff and from Halifax to Paris and Belfast.

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    David Clements
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