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User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 11
Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

Zoom have so far had a big effect on low cost travel across the pond from GLA and LGW to Canada. Just wondering if Zoom's flights are being received as well in Canada as they are over here, apparently over 6000 tickets have been sold already.


Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
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User currently offlineYVR1968 From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2426 times:

I would think it has been received well. They announced not too long ago an increase in flights from Western Canada to the UK from their original summer schedule. However, that may be from more UK interest than Canadian interest. I am not too sure.

User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2414 times:

Like most LCC carriers, I have found that most of them time when I was looking or prices on Zoom flights, they have been far from low cost pricing.

It is easy to say that your ticket is $99 each way, but when you look at it is $417 one way and $379 the other, and then they add tax onto that total, then it isn't really what they advertised in the first place. Secondly, they advertised that they have more room than the majors, but when you look into it, they actually have less room than the majors, unless you pay extra for an economy plus type of seat. Then they only fly Thurs-Sun, making them no different than the charters that already do these trips, with low pitch, low costs and limited schedules

While at the end of the day, the prices are still reasonable, they are nothing new.

J


User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

I am hoping to travel with zoom soon, £89 one-way aint that bad for a trip over the atlantic. And apparently their service aint too shabby either. Hopefully they expand on their services from the UK and offer more destinations in Canada and the USA.


Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
User currently offlineYVR1968 From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2377 times:

I wouldn't expect too much more expansion to more destinations in Canada. There aren't that many places left to fly trans-Atlantic into. As for destinations in the U.S.A, Zoom is a Canadian carrier. Don't expect any U.S. destinations.

User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

They are a business, this generaly means they want to make money. So by offering flights to the US. they will do that.


Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

GLAGAS they have a Canadian aoc so they would need 5th freedom rights but I think it would be very easy to access as the owner of zoom is Scottish so they could have to aoc like easy with there Swiss and British one that the only way they can do USA flights. It is a very real consideration gla-usa with zoom as the two guys involved seem to no what mobilises the Scottish traveler to book flu with them as zoom, go travel direct and direct holidays before the,m have shown. But I would imagine gla usa flights not to happen till after they have increases there fleet an presence in there home Canadian market they only got there 2nd 763 a month or so ago. Its still a very small airline but my new favorite.
They will most likley expand euro-canada o[[s before this happens also eg to man, fra and cdg i no they pulled cdg to montreal so the idea is there.


User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2311 times:

welocme to a.net gaz its nice to see more people on this to support gla and post threads and info on the airport. the more flights the better from gla.

User currently offlineCopySouthwest From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

GLAGAZ: If only the aviation business were that simple...


Sit back, relax and enjoy your flight with us today.
User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

I don't think they shall ever do tranatlantic flights from the USA, afterall, they are a Canadian airline and no American airlines are doing Canada transatlantic aer they. And it's not like Zoom are a major!

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineTravelmark From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2129 times:

ZOOM does not have the support of the Travel Agency business in Canada, which still handles the bulk of ticket sales in the country. They stated categorically that they were bypassing the Travel Agent and going direct to the public. They have tried working with a Tour Operator (Intair) whcih sells to the the travel agents but the Agents are smart enough not to buy through them.

User currently offlineScf158 From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

One person is saying the airline is Canadian, the other scottish! Can anyone clearify this?

User currently offlineGustyOrange From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 22 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

scf,

As far as I am aware they are a Canadian airline, set up by two Scottish brothers.

Gusty


User currently offlineCaribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1637 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 16 hours ago) and read 1856 times:

Zoom is a Canadian airline based in Ottawa. Does anyone know if they are starting flights this summer to Montreal? It's been an on again, off again story. I first heard Paris was their destination then it was cancelled. On a radio show I heard they were coming afterall. YUL appears on their website but I didn't see any flights.. but I have seen television advertising for flights to the UK so it's kinda confusing what's going on with them here..

User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 1775 times:

Ok hears a round up of zooms owners history in travel business. They set up direct holidays in the same format as go travel direct is the now no airline but. Basically no travel agent so cheaper holidays as middle man is cut out. They sell business to airtours now my travel and is still very profitable. Set up in GLA BTW. They have now re-entered the Scottish market with 1 bro running zoom and 1 running go travel direct both operate in Canada also I belief its a proven strategy that works and is standing the cores of time. So with there ex GLA-Canada- carbine services doing so well and such a good Moloch of the Scottish Pritchard the gal amorist zoom expanding some 6000 tickets already sold by zoom on schedules flights.

Zoom have already added extra frequinces this summer from gla and have anced in adition winter flights to vancover and toronto they are doing fantasticley well and i cant see these shrewed business men wasting and opportunity to make money from gla to else were usa maybe 1 of the places and perhapps smaller craft doing charters to euro sun spots fro go travel direct?


User currently offlineWjv04 From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 583 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 1741 times:

Zoom is a canadian airline, run by a a scottish CEO.

I do infact plan to try there international service YYC-LGW in the summer.
Hopefully the fares will be as low as they say it will be.


User currently offlineAviationman From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1627 times:

Doug, I read last week end in Logimonde that ZOOM is starting 12 weekly flights between YUL/YYZ and CDG. It was published by Logimonde but the news came from a France travel magazine.

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

Doug, I read last week end in Logimonde that ZOOM is starting 12 weekly flights between YUL/YYZ and CDG.

Marcel, this would require 2 dedicated 763's. I thought their entire fleet will only be 2 763's this summer? 12 flights on YYZ/YUL-CDG seems a lot.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineAviationman From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1589 times:

Neil, I agree with you. I posted the article last week. I will try to find it and re-post it. But this is exactly what it said: 12 weekly rotations YYZ/YUL-CDG.

User currently offlineAviationman From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1577 times:

Here it is:

http://www.logimonde.com/expressvoyages/030304.html


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

Thanks for posting. 12 weekly flights seems excessive. That would flood the market.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineAviationman From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

Neil, remember that the YUL/YMX to France market is floded anyway..... Tous essaient de tirer leur epingle du jeu.......

User currently offlineYOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

Zoom will have their 3rd 763 on hand in time for the launch of Canada-UK flights in May. Zoom is going to do what the Air Canadas of the world either won't or can't. That is, offer low-frequency transatlantic service to multiple destinations not just from YYZ/YUL/YVR, but also to the YOW/YEG/YHZ's of the world and maybe even YWG someday too.

User currently offlineAviationman From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1408 times:

ZOOM would be crazy not to attack the YUL/YMX-France market.

Here is a very interesting link. Quebec tour companies and travel agencies are freaking thinking ZOOM could invade the Quebec market:



User currently offlineAviationman From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

Sorry, here it is:

http://www.cyberpresse.ca/voyage/article/1,158,1843,022004,594906.shtml



25 YOW : That little rant in La Presse just sounds like a bunch of travel agents and tour operators running scared. Go Travel & Zoom are to a certain degree re
26 Aviationman : "Running scared"........And they are right. Go Travel Direct "might" be offering good deals for the consumers but also doing very bad for the traditio
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