Yesterday, the transatlantic ‘low fare, full service’ airline, Zoom, grounded all flights following the suspension of all future operations.
Founders of Zoom, Hugh and John Boyle commented: “We deeply regret the fact that we have been forced to suspend all Zoom operations. It is a tragic day for our passengers and more than 600 staff.
They went on to say that they “are desperately sorry for the inconvenience and disappointment that this will cause passengers and those who have booked flights.”
Zoom have blamed their downfall on "the result of the exceptionally difficult trading conditions which have affected all airlines over the last 12 months. The increase in the price of oil has added around $50 million to our annual operating costs and we could not recover that from passengers who had already booked their flights.”
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have suggested that they will be offering special fares to customers who have been the victims of Zoom's suspended operations.
For passengers affected by Zoom’s collapse and looking for replacement airlines or routes, here is a list of alternative options found using Skyscanner.
Note: these links will take to you to Skyscanner’s ‘year view’ for the given route. Select your month and then day to get flight prices.
Flights from London Gatwick
London Gatwick to Toronto
London Gatwick to Vancouver
London Gatwick to Calgary
London Gatwick to Montreal
London Gatwick to Ottawa
London Gatwick to Halifax
London Gatwick to Winnipeg
London Gatwick to Bermuda
London Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale
London Gatwick to San Diego
Flights from Glasgow
Flights from Cardiff
Flights from Montreal
Flights from Toronto
Flights from Calgary
Flights from Vancouver