18 SEPTEMBER 2017
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EasyJet has unveiled ‘Worldwide by easyJet’, a major innovation enabling customers to buy seats on other carriers’ flights via easyJet.com, for the first time offering passengers what is known in the airline business as interlining, or flight connections.
Initially available only at Gatwick, via Gatwick Connect, and with Norwegian and Westjet, easyJet plans to expand the service at other of its key hubs in Europe including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Geneva, Milan Malpensa and Paris Charles De Gaulle.
At the same time it has announced a deal with Loganair, who operates a complementary network, allowing passengers to easily book onward flights from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Scotland’s Highlands and Islands.
Peter Duffy, Chief Commercial Officer for easyJet, commented: "The way we have designed Worldwide by easyJet means that we can profitably access a major new pool of customers without undermining easyJet’s operating model and punctuality.
It is a major breakthrough for the ‘low-cost’ airline enabling it to compete in virtually every respect with the legacy airlines traditionally offering connectivity through costly and complex interline and codeshare agreements and procedures.
All of this new connectivity has been enabled by technology partner Dohop whose innovative platform allows easyJet customers to book connections and forward flights on easyJet.com. Other airlines are expected to join Worldwide by easyJet over the coming months. www.easyjet.com
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