How come there are so many airlines offering cheap tickets between the UK and Canada this summer???
There seems to be big demand to Toronto, Vancouver and many other regional cities in Canada from the UK and they are operating from many regional airports in the UK including Exeter, Cardiff Newcastle and Edinburgh as well as the favourites like Gatwick, Glasgow and Manchester.
The prices for these tickets is stupid with Zoom Airlines offering seats for £59+Tax one way to Toronto. They certainly seem to be successful because if you look at their website for flights over the summer month's you see a page full of Sold Out flights.
Air Transat, Thomas Cook Airlines (chartered by Canadian Affairs) and Sky Service (chartered by IgluCanada.com) are all getting in on the act too and offering flights for crazy prices and service they are offering on many of the flights seems to exceed the quality of many of the Scheduled carriers like AC and BA with regards to IFE, Seat Pitch and Service. Many of these flights are operating daily too. For Example TCX are offering 35 inch seat pitch on their 752 services to Toronto.
How come Canada is such a popular destination with these kind of charters and offering such competitive prices? Most of these flights are sold individually and not part of a package holiday like the UK tour operators do for flight to Florida.
You don't see these kind of flights operating to the US, India or Australia which could work equally well.
Is this a new market that has emerged over recent years or have there always been this sort of number of flights to Canada in recent decades?
I notice Zoom airlines markets themselves as the only Long Haul low cost operator is this a true representation of the airline? As the service they promote on there flights seems quite standard to any other scheduld carrier.