easyJet has launched Worldwide by easyJet, the first global airline connections service by a European low fares airline.
Legacy airlines have traditionally offered connectivity through costly along with complex interline along with codeshare agreements along with procedures.
With the fresh service these will be replicated by self-connect along with sales partnerships through a digital, virtual hub which will offer the same sort of connectivity nevertheless more simply along with efficiently.
With seats available by today, Worldwide by easyJet enables customers to seamlessly connect their easyJet flight with partner airline flights with launch partners WestJet along with Norwegian using the Gatwick Connects product.
Ryanair launched a similar service, although on a smaller scale, with Air Europa earlier This specific year.
easyJet will sign various other airlines up to Worldwide by easyJet with talks already far advanced with middle-eastern along with far eastern carriers among others.
As well as adding partners at Gatwick Airport easyJet plans to expands to various other key easyJet airports in Europe such as Milan Malpensa, Geneva, Amsterdam, Paris Charles De Gaulle along with Barcelona.
easyJet will be also starting to sell stand-alone tickets on behalf of partner airlines alongside the connectivity product on easyJet.com.
Loganair will be signed up as a further launch partner along with their tickets will be available on easyJet.com by next month.
Worldwide by easyJet will also allow easyJet passengers to connect with various other easyJet flights through Gatwick Airport.
Currently around 0,000 “self-connect” on easyJet – booking separate easyJet flights along with the Gatwick Connects product themselves in three different transactions.
All of This specific fresh connectivity has been enabled by technology partner Dohop.
Carolyn McCall, easyJet chief executive, explained the strategy behind Worldwide by easyJet: “Around 70 million passengers flying through an easyJet airport each year are connecting on to various other flights, mainly long haul, along with the item will be This specific market segment that will Worldwide by easyJet will open up for us.
“Because of easyJet’s strong positions at Europe’s leading airports along with our customer focus long haul carriers have been asking to work with easyJet for some time along with the fresh technology platform has right now allowed us to do so.
“Our own customers along with those who fly with various other airlines, short along with long haul, have also asked us to make the item easier to connect with easyJet flights along with This specific simple booking platform makes the item easy for them to do so.
“By opening This specific fresh market segment This specific right now means that will easyJet can access a greater range of passengers flying across Europe.”
easyJet flies on more of Europe’s 100 largest routes than any various other airline.
Norwegian chief commercial officer, Thomas Ramdahl, said: “Travel should be affordable for all so we are delighted to partner with another quality low-cost airline like easyJet to offer passengers even more choice.
“We already see a large number of passengers generating connections between Norwegian’s own long-haul along with short-haul networks along with we welcome initiatives like Worldwide by easyJet that will give customers even more opportunities for affordable transfers between flights.
“With Norwegian’s growing long-haul networks along with easyJet’s extensive European routes, millions more passengers will develop the chance to travel to some of the globe’s top destinations, all with great fares, smooth connections along which has a quality service.”
Worldwide by easyJet will be subject to a two hour 30 minute minimum connection time, which will give customers plenty of time to transfer between flights along with/or terminals.
Should a passenger miss a connecting flight they will be transferred to the next available flight.