Zoom Airlines Limited
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|Ceased operations||August 2008|
|Hubs||London Gatwick Airport|
|Parent company||Zoom Airlines Inc.|
|Headquarters||Crawley, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom|
|Key people||John Boyle - Chairman, Jonathan Hinkles - UK Managing Director|
Zoom Airlines Ltd was a British scheduled, low-fare, transatlantic airline, the sister company to Zoom Airlines Inc. based in Canada. Zoom Airlines Ltd was based in Crawley, West Sussex, England.
Zoom Airlines Ltd operated year-round scheduled services to the United States, United Kingdom, Bermuda, as well as charter services to Asia, South America and the Caribbean destinations with several European tour operators.
Zoom Airlines Limited held a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence (Number OL/A/540), which permitted it to carry passengers, cargo, and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats.
On 28 August 2008 Zoom suspended all operations and filed for bankruptcy protection due to deteriorating financial position.
Zoom Airlines Limited was founded in the summer of 2006 as a low-fare transatlantic airline. The carrier, based in London, was conceived by two Scottish brothers Hugh and John Boyle, to fill an emerging opportunity in the UK-US leisure travel market.
During the summer of 2006, the Bank of Scotland Growth Equity acquired a minority stake in Zoom Airlines Inc. as part of a £5.7m investment package. The Bank of Scotland Growth Equity’s investment provided the additional funds for the start up of the UK airline now called Zoom Airlines Ltd.
In the summer of 2007, Zoom Airlines Ltd commenced flights to Bermuda and New York.
In December 2007, Zoom Airlines Ltd announced two new US routes to San Diego and Fort Lauderdale, due to commence in summer 2008.
On 28 August 2008, Zoom announced that they were ceasing operations due to rising oil prices. All aircraft will be returned to their respective lessors and all flights have been cancelled.
- United States of America
- Trinidad and Tobago
The Zoom Airlines Limited fleet consisted of the following aircraft (as of 10 July 2008) :
|Boeing 757-200||1||201 (44/167)||operated by Air Finland|
|Boeing 767-300ER||2||266 (84/182)
|Aircraft named City of London
Aircraft named City of Brighton and Hove
- http://www.companieslist.co.uk/SC288234-zoom-airlines-limited company report on companieslist.co.uk
- "Bankruptcy of Zoom Airlines Incorporated." Doyle Salewski Inc. Page 44. Retrieved on 18 June 2009.
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