Canada Zips Into Action

Canada`s new low fare airline, Zip, took to the skies on Sunday as it launched short haul domestic routes in the west of the country.

The Calgary-based carrier, a subsidiary of the country`s leading airline Air Canada, is flying initial services between Edmonton, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Calgary.

Sunday`s inaugural flights were between Vancouver-Edmonton, Edmonton-Winnipeg and Winnipeg-Calgary. Zip is replacing Air Canada flights on the routes but will offer the same frequencies.

The airline, first announced in April this year, plans to expand its services in Canada and to the US in its first twelve months of operations. Zip has a fleet of six Boeing 737-200 planes but say that number will eventually grow to 20 aircraft.