Reading the BBC today I noticed the title “Airline admits financial problems” after reading further I noticed that it is another Canadian Airline. While I enjoy traveling I must admit that reading “Zoom Airlines has admitted being in financial difficulty after two planes used by the company were grounded over alleged non-payment of fees.” will definitely influence my purchasing decision. We were thinking about trying them in the fall but after reading this I will book with another airline.
While I have yet to FlyZoom yet, The thought had crossed my mind as I have traveled on numerous discount airlines in Europe. And actually are there really any full service airlines left? If you look at Air Canada they are even starting to resemble a discount airline. Everything costs something. Nowadays they can’t even put the cost of fuel in the price of the ticket. Not only do you buy a plane ticket you also pay the fuel bill separately. One would think the cost of fuel would be built into the overall price? Great scheme to increase profits.
After visiting the Zoom site I noticed that there is no mention of the current financial issues, searching Google for more news on Zooms financial difficulty and I turned up nothing. It looks like this will be one of those issues that the media won’t cover until thousands of passengers are stranded, as it stands Zoom has only stranded hundreds. Not worthy of Canadian Media attention, or Zoom PR is busy keeping this quiet.
Read the story on the BBC here.
For anyone looking for information on what do do if you affected by the collapse of Zoom, It has been recommended that “Passengers due to fly with Zoom were told to book with other carriers and to contact card issuers about refunds.”
Zoom has also said BA and Virgin Atlantic were offering “generous” fares for Zoom passengers.
More news on the Zoom collapse at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7586654.stm
You can also monitor the Zoom website @ http://www.flyzoom.com/