ZiNG Airlines (Moncton) is a Canadian start-up that plans to use locally-manufactured Bombardier Aerospace A220-100 jets to offer point-to-point domestic services from the second quarter of 2017 onwards.

Airline founders Wayne Fernandes and Ben de Mendonca believe the struggling C-Series can alter the dynamics of the Canadian domestic market adding that mainline carriers Air Canada (AC, Montréal Trudeau) and WestJet (WS, Calgary) have made a fundamental error in choosing the A320 and B737 for local operations.

"At its maximum, we envision dethroning WestJet as Canada’s #2 carrier; it is our opinion that their fleet is a mismatch for the skies of Canada given the advent of the CSeries," the pitch said. "Their over dependence on the foreign made 737 was their greatest strength and we intend on making it their greatest weakness."

The start-up, which is currently soliciting investment via a crowdfunding platform, will compete with nascent LCCs Canada Jetlines (AU, Toronto Pearson), Jet Naked (Calgary), and NewLeaf (Winnipeg International).