Zing Airlines is the bold idea of connecting Canada in a point-to-point fashion with the small and nimble Bombardier CSeries.
Until recently, flying small numbers of people (100±20) over long distances was an uneconomical proposition. Smaller planes either lacked the range or comfort while larger planes were simply too large or heavy for the mission.
Canada is an extremely challenging market defined by small population centres separated by vast distances. As a result, travellers between secondary cities within Canada currently face multiple connecting flights and long travel times.
Long travel times have kept many Canadian cities and families isolated and separated from each other for far too long and this issue needed to be fixed.
What is needed is a small and nimble plane capable of travelling vast distances economically and comfortably, that plane is the Canadian built Bombardier CS100.
The CS100 flies further than any regional jet while operating profitably on routes that Boeing and Airbus aircraft are simply too heavy or large for the mission.
Opening up new routes will significantly slashing travel times across Canada.
The short runway requirements of the CS100 enables long distance flights from airports that previously only handled turboprop aircraft thus connecting communities whose citizens have become accustomed to long drives to larger hubs.
The CS100 has the potential to open up new routes, increase frequencies and also turn seasonal flights into all year long flights.
Both major Canadian airlines have invested in foreign made planes that fulfil an outdated vision. One can conclude that it is easier for them to keep the status quo going than to radically change their operations.
The entire Aviation industry is moving towards a point to point system of travel with smaller planes*. The failure of the major airlines in Canada to adapt realized the need for Zing Airlines.
Zing Airlines Campaign Video
they're crowdfunding to kickstart the airline.
While I see their point, I can't really see them succeeding unless they get huge backing from some serious investors, sure this crowdfunding launch may start getting them known in Canada but they'll need a lot more to get there.