easyJet has signed up Virgin Atlantic as a new airline partner to its connections service ‘Worldwide by easyJet’.
This means from today easyJet customers can seamlessly connect through London Gatwick Airport between easyJet and Virgin Atlantic flights. This opens up new destination options via ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ which could see customers connecting from the likes of Barcelona through to Orlando and Edinburgh to Las Vegas.
This addition compliments easyJet’s existing relationships with Norwegian, WestJet, Thomas Cook Airlines, Corsair, La Compagnie, Aurigny and Loganair who are already part of the connections service.
The carrier said the service has been consistently growing, with more than 4,000 unique O&Ds which have been booked in combination with partner airlines.
easyJet chief executive officer (CEO), Johan Lundgren said: “We are really pleased to welcome Virgin Atlantic to ‘Worldwide by easyJet’. Given we both serve many popular destinations from London Gatwick, we are confident their addition to Worldwide will be very popular with our customers.
“We have been delighted with the appetite of partner airports and airlines to expand Worldwide across our network and continue to broaden our focus to launch more airline partners and add connectivity to more of our biggest airports. Tens of millions of connecting passengers travel each year with journeys which begin or end in Europe.
“Because of easyJet’s reputation for great customer service and our strong positions at Europe’s leading airports, a large number of different airlines as well as airports have been asking to work with easyJet for some time and we expect to announce more partners in the coming months.”
Virgin Atlantic CEO, Craig Kreeger said: “Virgin Atlantic is committed to working with the best possible global partners, to offer industry leading choice and connections for our customers. easyJet’s unbeatable Gatwick network, combined with a shared customer centric ethos, makes them the ideal fit for us.
“We’re delighted that customers across the UK and Europe will be able to enjoy more choice when connecting onto our flights through Gatwick and we look forward to welcoming them on board very soon.”
Earlier this month easyJet announced Singapore Airlines and its low=cost subsidiary airline Scoot will join the ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ global connections service, connecting easyJet customers with South East Asia with Singapore Airlines via Milan Malpensa Airport and with Scoot through Berlin Tegel. The service is expected to be available within the coming months.
The carrier said it will continue sign up other airlines to ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ during 2018, with talks progressing with middle and far-eastern carriers amongst others and the airline also plans to expand to other key easyJet airports in Europe.