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  • Humberside
    Senior Member
    • Oct 2004
    • 1915

    Zoom Airlines to triple fleet for long-haul flights

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...753293,00.html

    ZOOM AIRLINES, the Canadian-based airline founded by the Scots millionaire travel entrepreneurs John and Hugh Boyle, is set to almost triple its fleet as the company expands its low-cost long-haul service across the Atlantic.

    The airline, which flies three long-distance widebody Boeing 767s between Britain and Canada, will take delivery of a fourth aircraft later this year and a fifth next summer. Zoom, which has carried 125,000 passengers on turnover of CAN$105m (48.6m) in only its second season, is aiming for a fleet of eight aircraft over the next two to three years.

    The Boyles, who made 53m with the sale of Glasgow-based Direct Holidays in 1998, are likely to consider eventually floating the airline once it is fully developed.
  • LFC24
    Senior Member
    • Apr 2005
    • 728

    #2
    Floating the airline? What does that mean?

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    • Ren Frew
      Taxi Rank User
      • Jan 2000
      • 11826

      #3
      Originally posted by LFC24
      Floating the airline? What does that mean?
      Putting it on the stock market.
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      • bmi-star
        EGOV local
        • Feb 2004
        • 4366

        #4
        Excellent news for ar airline i hope to fly on next year!
        Regards, Elgan

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        • Manston Airport
          Fokker Crazy
          • Jul 2005
          • 4798

          #5
          Originally posted by bmi-star
          Excellent news for ar airline i hope to fly on next year!
          They are a great airline was just on them 24hrs ago we was in Premium class which is much better then Economy class i don't think my mum could last in the Economy class you have no leg room what so ever so if you have long legs like me you would be better in Premium.

          James
          Looking forward to the 2010 airshow Season

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          • bmi-star
            EGOV local
            • Feb 2004
            • 4366

            #6
            Thanks for that James, i might pay the 40 extra for it then!
            Regards, Elgan

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            • MapleLeaf_330
              Senior Member
              • Jan 2000
              • 473

              #7
              My sister has flown them four times and each time her departure time was radically altered. In fact, two months ago when flying between the UK and Vancouver, my brother-in-law was diverted to Abbotsford. A smallish city about an hour outside of Vancouver.

              Having said that, I do believe low-cost long haul is a great business idea.

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              • tenthije
                Harrie Spotter
                • Jan 2000
                • 5102

                #8
                Perhaps that explains where the last KLM 767s are going to. Zoom already took 2 or 3 of them, PH-BZA already delivered.
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                • Manston Airport
                  Fokker Crazy
                  • Jul 2005
                  • 4798

                  #9
                  Originally posted by tenthije
                  Perhaps that explains where the last KLM 767s are going to. Zoom already took 2 or 3 of them, .
                  Wrong Zoom only took one KLM here is the list of there three planes:

                  497 B767-328 (ER) Zoom Airlines C-GZMM Air Holland PH-AHR
                  587 B767-306 (ER) Zoom Airlines C-GZNA KLM PH-BZA
                  493 B767-328 (ER) Zoom Airlines C-GZUM Air France F-GHGI


                  James
                  Looking forward to the 2010 airshow Season

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