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ZIP to launch new non-stop Edmonton-Victoria service

Jun 17, 2003

ZIP launches new, non-stop Edmonton - Victoria service with $75 fares.

CALGARY, June 4, 2003: On July 6, 2003, ZIP will expand its network by adding daily, non-stop service between Victoria and Edmonton. To celebrate this expansion, ZIP is offering special, introductory fares starting as low as $75 each way. Summer travel just got more affordable.

To take advantage of these special, low, fares, travelers must book between June 5th and June 15th, 2003 for travel between July 6th and August 31st, 2003. Seven day advance purchase is required. Take advantage of these super savings by booking early!

"We're delighted to initiate this brand new, non-stop link between provincial capitals. It opens up the kind of affordable, traveling convenience that business, government and holiday travelers are all looking for," said ZIP President & CEO Steve Smith.

"Victoria is a popular destination for Edmonton Area travelers," stated Scott Clements, President and CEO of Edmonton Airports. "We are pleased to see ZIP continue to expand services from Edmonton International Airport. This announcement represents a new destination for ZIP, and we congratulate the airline for continuing to invest in our community."

"The Victoria Airport Authority is delighted with this new development. Non-stop service by ZIP between Victoria and Edmonton is very important for our community," said Richard Paquette, President & CEO of Victoria International Airport.

Travelers can book conveniently by using ZIP's website - and enjoy on-line discounts; by calling ZIP's toll-free reservation number: 1 (866)-4321zip (432-1947); or through their favourite travel agent.

More immediately, on June 8th, ZIP will increase the number of flights between several cities it already serves: Montreal and Winnipeg; Calgary and Victoria as well as Winnipeg and Vancouver. ZIP's low-fare, high value service is also available in Abbotsford, London, Ottawa, Montreal and Saskatoon.

ZIP customers travel on ZIP's fleet of Boeing 737-200 aircraft, with 117 seat capacity, generous leg-room and ample overhead storage space. ZIP customers also enjoy advance seat selection, the ability to accumulate and redeem Aeroplan Status Miles, timely connections to Air Canada's world-wide network and friendly, professional service. ZIP is bringing Canadians together through affordable fares and high value service.

"Next trip, fly ZIP."

Fares are based on one way travel, apply to new bookings only and are non-refundable. Taxes, NAV CANADA, insurance, air travelers' security charge, fuel surcharge, and airport fees not included. Seats are limited and subject to availability. Flights operated by Zip Air Inc. Accumulation of Aeroplan Miles represents 50% of mileage flown and constitutes Aeroplan Status Miles. For details, visit Other conditions apply. Aeroplan is a Registered Trademark.

For more information, please contact:

Marg Archibald

ZIP Corporate Communications


(403) 663-7923


(403) 663-7998