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2008-08-30 18:00:27

By David James CARDIFF International Airport was today starting a search for a replacement airline to operate flights to the Americas after budget operator Zoom collapsed. Steve Hodgetts, the airport's commercial and business director, said the plight of the 67 passengers left stranded in Cardiff last night after the Canadian airline ceased operating was not the airport's fault. He said: "We supported the airline and we were happy to let it fly. The decision was taken by the airline...

2008-08-30 18:00:27

PASSENGERS yesterday scrambled to get tickets for alternative flights following the collapse of transatlantic budget airline Zoom. Some were forced to pay thousands of pounds for new flights. As airlines such as British Airways and Virgin offered special deals to try to accommodate Zoom travellers, it emerged that some passengers would not get any money back. Travel organisation Abta called on the Government to require all airlines to provide compensation for all passengers. Zoom...

2008-08-30 18:00:27

By Lucy Christie; Scottish Press Association Hundreds of travellers left stranded following the collapse of low-fare airline Zoom have been attempting to make their way home. The UK and Canada-based firm grounded flights on Thursday as they prepared to go into administration. Zoom, which operated from five UK airports, blamed financial difficulties on fuel bills as a result of the high cost of oil. Passengers on both sides of the Atlantic face spending hundreds on alternative...

2008-08-30 18:00:27

The collapse of transatlantic low-fare airline Zoom raises questions about customer compensation and the financial viability of airlines Question: Do all passengers who have paid for tickets for future Zoom flights get their money back? Answer: Possibly not Q: Who comes out best? A: Those who booked a Zoom flight as part of a package holiday are almost certain to be covered by the Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA) Air Travel Organisers' Licensing (ATOL) system Q: How does that...

2008-08-30 09:00:46

By Michael Savage Hundreds of passengers stranded in airports from Gatwick to San Diego were trying to find a way home yesterday after the collapse of the transatlantic budget airline Zoom. As many as 40,000 more - over a quarter of whom are based in the UK - were counting the cost of worthless tickets, after high oil costs and pressure from creditors forced the firm into administration. Some booked on the cancelled flights faced an agonising decision over whether to forgo their summer...

2008-08-29 18:00:30

By Lucy Christie HUNDREDS of travellers left stranded by the collapse of lowfare airline Zoom were trying to make their way home today. The UK and Canada-based firm grounded all flights last night as it prepared to go into administration. Zoom, which operated from five UK airports, blamed its difficulties on a massive jump in fuel bills as a result of the high cost of oil. Passengers on both sides of the Atlantic face spending hundreds on alternative flights to return home....

2008-08-29 18:00:30

By VICTORIA MURPHY HUNDREDS of passengers were left stranded last night amid fears a low-fare airline had gone bust. Zoom grounded flights at 6pm leaving travellers at Belfast International Airport worrying how they were going to get home. The airline's website was down last night showing only a message from bosses that said: "We deeply regret the fact that we have been forced to cease all Zoom operations. "It is a tragic day for our passengers and more than 600 staff."...

2008-08-29 18:00:30

By MARK SMITH HUNDREDS of air passengers' travel plans were in ruins last night following a low-cost airline's suspension of all its flights over unpaid debts. Zoom's founders apologized to passengers several hours after their flights had been cancelled, explaining the airline had to be suspended after it failed to pay bills to government, airports, suppliers and aircraft creditors. The firm is now applying to go into administration The Canada- based outfit, which flies out of six...

2008-08-29 18:00:30

Low-fare transatlantic airline Zoom, which flew from five UK airports, last night suspended all operations and cancelled all flights after running into financial difficulties. The move began when the Canadian-UK carrier had a plane detained at Calgary Airport in Canada last night because of the financial problems. Then, yesterday, BAA prevented a Canada-bound Zoom aircraft from leaving Glasgow following an instruction from UK's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). BAA Glasgow said the...

2008-08-29 03:00:38

By John Ferguson HUNDREDS of holidaymakers were stranded last night after a Scotsowned airline collapsed. The failure of Zoom - who employ 250 people in the UK and 450 in Canada - came after two planes were impounded in Glasgow and Calgary over unpaid bills. Last night, passengers who had faced a day of uncertainty were told their holiday flights were off because all Zoom's planes had been grounded. A total of 205 people booked on yesterday's 10.55am flight from Glasgow to Halifax and...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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