Ottawa International Airport Welcomes Zoom Aboard

Release date: 
17 December 2002 :00am
The Ottawa International Airport Authority is pleased to welcome Zoom Airlines to the family of carriers that fly to and from Ottawa.

Zoom Airlines, Canada’s newest charter airline, will operate 9-10 flights per week with departures from Ottawa, Hamilton and Halifax to a range of sunny spots, including Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico and Florida. Zoom CEO, Kris Dolinki, forecasts that Zoom will fly approximately 30,000 travellers to their southern destinations.

Ottawa Airport President and CEO Paul Benoit said: “Zoom’s launch is an important event for both the Airport and the Community. It offers travellers another choice as they plan their holiday and winter vacations, and will have a positive impact on the local economy.”

Zoom will not market directly to the public initially, but rather will offer seats aboard their single aircraft through Go Travel Direct. Zoom hopes to eventually attract business through other tour operators and add additional aircraft in the future.

OMCIAA operates Ottawa International Airport without government subsidies under a 60-year lease transfer agreement with Transport Canada. The Authority’s mandate is to manage, operate and develop Airport facilities and lands in support of the economic growth of the National Capital Region. Its 40-year old terminal building was last expanded in 1987. Since that time, passenger traffic has increased over 35%.

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For additional information, please contact:
Krista Kealey (613) 248-2050
Director of Communications and Public Affairs