Zoom launches new low-cost Bermuda-London flights

3 September 2009

Zoom Airlines announced today that it is to introduce low-cost direct flights between Bermuda and London Gatwick. The low-fares, full-service airline is to operate twice-weekly direct flights from Bermuda to London Gatwick from June 8. One-way flights will start at $249 including all taxes, fees and charges.

Flights are available at Flyzoom.com. The services will deliver ‘substantial and welcome’ benefits to Bermudians and visitors to the islands.

Zoom says the new services will offer an affordable alternative to BA with savings between 36% and 73% on fares.

Passengers using the new service will also benefit from a flexible booking system which enables them to travel without any restrictions such as staying over a Saturday night. Economy and Premium Economy services are offered, with complimentary meals and soft drinks included in the fare in both services.

Zoom’s flights from Bermuda to London 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
• 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

Jonathan Hinkles, Managing Director of Zoom Airlines Ltd, said the new service would offer an “excellent and affordable” alternative to the established airlines, providing the same Economy and Premium Economy services at much lower prices.

Jonathan said: “We are delighted to be able to offer these services to and from Bermuda and they will offer tremendous value and choice for consumers. These services will mean that people will no be longer forced to accept fare structures which are expensive and inflexible.”

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.

Zoom will also be announcing further details of flight prices between Bermuda and New York John F Kennedy at a later date. The addition of New York to its network offers unrivalled flexibility for passengers to take two-centre trips combining Bermuda, New York and London.

Zoom believes that this service will prove particularly popular for incoming tourists to Bermuda from both the UK and the USA, enabling them to combine a citybreak in either London or New York with a stopover in Bermuda.

Other Information about the new Service:

From June 8, flights will operate from London Gatwick and Bermuda on Mondays and Fridays until our regular schedule takes effect from 23 June.

From June 23 - Zoom flights depart from Bermuda to London Gatwick on Tuesday and Saturday evenings, with Tuesday flights leaving Bermuda at 19:30 and arriving into London Gatwick at 06:00 on Wednesday morning; and Saturday flights leaving Bermuda at 21:30 and arriving into London Gatwick at 07:55 on Sunday morning.

Flights from London Gatwick will depart on Wednesdays at 13:00, arriving Bermuda at 16:15, whilst flights on Sunday will depart London Gatwick at 11:00 and arrive in Bermuda at 14.15.

All Zoom fares are one-way, enabling passengers to fly to create their own itineraries.

Premium Economy seats can be booked for an additional $179 one-way offering additional legroom and check-in, luggage and in-flight meal and drinks benefits

Zoom Airlines Ltd is pioneering a number of new environmental and ethical policies in its new services. Zoom’s environmental policy can be accessed at Flyzoom.com.

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