Zoom Airlines is set to introduce London - New York flights from Ł129, an initiative described by the airline as "a revolution in low-cost transatlantic air travel". (4/12/2007)
Zoom flights to New York start at Ł129 each way, including all taxes, fees and charges.
The low-fares, full-service airline is to operate daily flights from London Gatwick to New York JFK from 21 June.
The airline stated that it will operate an ´easyJet-style´ booking service with flexible one-way fares and the New York flights will offer economy and Premium economy services with designated seating, meals service and ´plenty of frills´.
Zoom´s flights from London Gatwick to New York will offer: Year-round low-cost fares; Full flexibility for passengers to travel when they want, with no restrictions on fares such as the need to stay a Saturday night; Lunch time departures from Gatwick arriving NYC JFK early afternoon; The ability to be able to change reservations for a minimal fee; Options to buy affordable one-way tickets; Value-for-money Premium Economy service.
The new flights will also take off almost a year ahead of any "Open Skies" deal which may lead to more low-cost flights being offered by Zoom in the future.
Zoom says it plans to become the UK´s leading low-cost transatlantic airline providing an affordable alternative to BA and Virgin which ´have been fleecing passengers for too long´.
Zoom´s John Boyle said: "You cannot put a sheaf of paper between the prices charged by BA, Virgin and the American carriers on the New York route and it is high time that passengers had a better deal. We are offering savings of up to 70 percent on these flights."
"Our catch phrase is ´Now you´re sitting comfortably´ and we think this will appeal to people who, quite frankly, have been forced to pay outrageously high fares to fly between London and New York for too long," he said. "What´s more we are taking off a year ahead of any Open Skies deal."
Zoom has operated full-service, low-cost flights from the UK to Canada for the last three years and has been granted permission to operate from London Gatwick as an official UK carrier to the United States alongside British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.