28 JANUARY 2019


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Article from BTNews 28 JANUARY 2019

Cathay signs with easyJet

In another major step for inter-airline connections, Cathay Pacific has signed on as the latest partner in the Worldwide by easyJet project. It is the latest heavyweight recruit following the arrival of Emirates late last year (BTN 26 November 2018).

Cathay’s arrival means easyJet passengers will be able to connect seamlessly between that airline’s flights across its European network flying into Gatwick and onward on the Hong Kong carrier’s services.

EasyJet CEO Johan Lundgren said: “As the first global airline connections service by a European low-fares airline, Worldwide is gaining real momentum. December was a record month for connections and January has started equally strongly.

“We are pleased to welcome Cathay Pacific and are confident it will be a popular addition for customers who are looking for an easy and seamless way to connect between Europe, the Far East and beyond.”

Lundgren pledged easyJet would continue to sign up other airlines to Worldwide during 2019 alongside plans by the company to expand to other key easyJet airports in Europe.

Cathay Pacific general manager Europe James Ginns commented: “Partnering with Worldwide is an exciting development for us. Using easyJet’s wide European network, passengers can book and connect with confidence to our daily Gatwick flight enabling straightforward access to the Hong Kong hub.”



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Charles Hugill, UK

While I can see the Cathay Pacific logo on the list of Worldwide Partners there is no sign Emirates.....Seems odd - is this intentional?