Zoom Airlines recently celebrated its inaugural flight from London Gatwick to San Diego. The service launched on June 20 with more than 200 passengers onboard, making Zoom the only direct nonstop flight between Europe and San Diego.
Before Zoom’s new route “San Diego was notable as being the largest U.S. city without direct European air service,” stated Hugh Boyle, co-owner of Zoom Airlines.
Now the U.K. is accessible to San Diego as an affordable holiday destination with convenient flights that eliminate the need to change planes. San Diego is the second largest city in California and Zoom is the first airline to take advantage of it as an uninterrupted gateway to Europe.
The low-cost, full-scheduled service will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays with fares starting from as low as $315 one way. Zoom has an “easyJet-style” booking service with flexible one-way fares on more “earth-friendly” Boeing 767 aircraft with a seat pitch of 31 inches.
All Zoom flights offer Economy and Premium Economy services with allocated seating, meals and soft drinks included in the fare in all cabins. For an additional $125 or so, Premium seats, which provide additional legroom and baggage allowances, separate check-in and in-flight meal and drink benefits, can be reserved.