Virgin Atlantic has joined easyJet’s global connecting platform, ‘Worldwide by easyJet,’ becoming the latest airline to partner with the European low-cost carrier.
The partnership means passengers can now book connecting flights through London Gatwick, combining easyJet’s European network and Virgin Atlantic’s transatlantic services.
‘Worldwide by easyJet’ has been consistently growing since its launch last September, with more than 4,000 unique origin and destinations having already been booked in combination with partner airlines.
“We are really pleased to welcome Virgin Atlantic to ‘Worldwide by easyJet’,” said easyJet chief executive, Johan Lundgren.
“Given we both serve many popular destinations from London Gatwick, we are confident their addition to Worldwide will be very popular with our customers.”
A combined partnership between the two airlines will only further strengthen their presence at London’s second busiest airport, giving passengers the ability to connect from easyJet’s extensive European network to Virgin Atlantic’s transatlantic hubs.
EasyJet currently operates over 1200 weekly departures out of Gatwick to 100 destinations, while Virgin Atlantic operates 35 weekly flights to eight destinations in the United States, the Caribbean, and Mexico.
“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,” Lundgren added.
Singapore Airlines and its low-cost unit Scoot recently signed a commitment to join the platform, with connections set to operate via Milan Malpensa and Berlin Tegel.
‘Worldwide by easyJet’ is currently served by Norwegian, WestJet, Thomas Cook, Corsair, Neos, La Compagnie, Aurigny Air Services, and Loganair.