Zoom Airline Folds: Skyscanner shows alternative routes & airlines
Friday, 29 August 2008
Zoom, grounded all flights following the suspension of all future operations.
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.
For more cabin choices, first select specific cities and travel dates.
We make every effort to ensure the price you see on Skyscanner is the price you pay with the airline.
Prices on Skyscanner always include an estimate of all mandatory taxes and charges. The final price you pay for your tickets may vary as a result of additional options offered by the airline, such as luggage allowances or travel insurance.