Emirates becomes easyJet Worldwide partner

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com November 21, 2018 23:49

Emirates becomes easyJet Worldwide partner

Emirates has been confirmed as a new airline partner to Worldwide by easyJet, which is expected to be live in the coming months. The new connections concept allows easyJet customers to seamlessly connect between easyJet flights across its European network flying into London Gatwick Airport and onwards on Emirates flights, initially between London Gatwick and Dubai, but with plans to extend to more gateways and destinations.

Worldwide by easyJet has been consistently growing, with more than 5,000 unique origins and destinations which have been booked in combination with partner airlines.

“Given we both serve many popular destinations from London Gatwick, we are confident their addition to Worldwide will be very popular with our customers who are looking for an easy and seamless way to connect between Europe, the Middle East and beyond,” said Johan Lundgren, easyJet Chief Executive Officer.

Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer said that joining easyJet’s Worldwide programme “enables us to jointly offer travellers a seamless connection experience when they fly on Emirates and easyJet combined itineraries via London Gatwick, one of our main UK gateways. We are confident that our customers will welcome this additional convenience.”

This addition compliments easyJet’s existing relationships with Virgin Atlantic, Norwegian, WestJet and Singapore Airlines and its low cost subsidiary Scoot , which joined in September.

easyJet says that it will continue sign up other airlines to Worldwide by easyJet during 2018 and the airline also plans to expand to other key easyJet airports in Europe.

Worldwide by easyJet now connects to a total of 11 airports across Europe, including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris CDG and Orly, in addition to London Gatwick, Milan Malpensa, Berlin Tegel and Venice Marco Polo.

The connectivity is enabled by technology partner Dohop to offer self-connect and sales partnerships through a digital, virtual hub. Under Worldwide, easyJet will not hold flights for connecting passengers, and the connections are subject to a 2 hour 30 minute ‘Minimum Connection Time’.

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com November 21, 2018 23:49