A gloomy week for the aviation industry has ended on a bright note as budget long-haul carrier Zoom airlines started a non-stop service between London and San Diego.Zoom Airlines’ inaugural flight from London Gatwick to San Diego took off with over 200 passengers onboard. The low-cost full scheduled service will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays with fares starting from £349 return including all taxes and charges.
Launching the service, Hugh Boyle, co-owner of Zoom Airlines said: “We are delighted to be launching the start of the London to San Diego service which has proved extremely popular with not only the UK, but the European travelling public. San Diego was notable as being the largest US city without direct European air service. Our direct non-stop flights to San Diego offer a convenient service allowing customers to avoid the need to change planes en route.
Caroline Beteta, Executive Director California Tourism and Trade Commission says: “We are absolutely delighted that Zoom has put San Diego on the map with this new route. San Diego is the second largest city in California and for many represents the epitome of the Californian lifestyle with its beaches, great climate and relaxed atmosphere. We hope that people will take advantage of this direct route to experience southern California.”
San Diego offers 70 miles of beaches and a year round Mediterranean climate. Being only two hours drive to Disneyland in Anaheim and only half an hour’s drive to Mexico, San Diego offers an abundance of options as an impressive holiday destination.