Air Canada Introduces low-fare Airline `Zip`

Zip. That`s what Air Canada is calling its new low-fare subsidiary based in western Canada, the airline revealed April 19.

The Calgary-based operation will fly 737s on primarily short-haul routes with connections to Air Canada`s worldwide network, on routes that eventually will include U.S. points.

The service will start this summer.

With the addition of Zip, Air Canada now has five operations. The others are: its mainline service; Air Canada Jazz as its regional carrier; Tango by Air Canada as a low-fare, no-frills service for point-to-point operations that are not designed to connect to the Air Canada network; and Air Canada Jetz as its specialized charter service for corporate clients and sports teams.