Zoom Airlines has announced the commencement of an additional ski route
from the UK to Canada to cope with the huge demand for its low-cost scheduled
flights throughout winter.
The additional flight departs from Glasgow International to Calgary throughout the
winter months of November until April 2007, weekly on a Sunday. Prices start from
£129 one-way plus taxes offering a full scheduled service onboard with no additional
charge for ski or sporting equipment.
Throughout last year’s winter season, Zoom carried over 5000 people including a
large number of ski and snowboard enthusiasts to Calgary, a destination that has
gained unprecedented demand year on year. In addition to Calgary, Zoom offers
scheduled flights from Glasgow throughout winter to Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa.
From Gatwick, Zoom services ski flights to Calgary, Vancouver and Montreal and from
Manchester to Calgary and Vancouver, ideal for a snowsports holiday in the Rockies,
Whistler or the Tremblant area.
Debbie Marshall, UK Director of Zoom Airlines said: “Canada has steadily been
increasing in popularity as a top ski destination and we have experienced a great
demand for our Calgary service from British snowsport devotees. Already over 1000
people have booked seats on the new Glasgow to Calgary service which is a tremendous
“I am delighted to be increasing our winter service offerings with affordable
flights for those seeking an exceptional independent snowsport holiday. Canada hosts
some of the most renowned ski resorts in the world with Banff, Lake Louise and
Jasper all within easy reach from Calgary.”
The ski industry report 2006 stated that the rising popularity of America and
Canada, a market which rose by 30 percent last winter, is clearly attracting skiers.
This is partly due to easier and cheaper accessibility, with Zoom’s low-cost full
scheduled flights playing a significant part.
Amanda Newby de Saulles, Travel Alberta’s UK Representative said: “We are delighted
that Zoom has expanded its existing flight programme to Alberta for this winter.
They have always offered consumers great value flights and this increased airlift
now means customers from Scotland have more choice and the convenience of flying
from their local airport. With Alberta’s ski season starting from mid November,
winter-sports enthusiasts can hit the slopes early and make the most of skiing or
boarding in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.”