EasyJet is adding another customer to it’s “Worldwide by EasyJet” product – with Cathay Pacific
Worldwide by EasyJet?
This is EasyJet’s connection product that allows customers to tie up their connections with different airlines, whilst maintaining a connection window and rebookings. Currently, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, Norwegian, WestJet and Singapore Airlines are signed up to it (as well as others) – with Cathay Pacific adding its Hong Kong to London Gatwick service as an option for those who need to onward connectivity.
There is a minimum of a 2-hour 30-minute connection needed at Gatwick (other connection points have different connection time. If you miss your connection time, you’ll be booked onto the next flight.
EasyJet has so far created over 5,000 unique origins and destinations which have been booked in combination with partner airlines.
Johan Lundgren, easyJet’s Chief Executive Officer 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 seeing the most growth in connections through Tegel and London Gatwick.
“We really pleased to welcome Cathay Pacific and are confident they 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. We will continue sign up other airlines to Worldwide by easyJet during 2019 and the airline also plans to expand to other key easyJet airports in Europe.”
James Ginns, Cathay Pacific General Manager Europe commented
“Partnering with Worldwide is an exciting development for Cathay Pacific. Using easyJet’s wide European network their customers can book and connect with confidence to our daily Gatwick flight enabling straightforward access to the Hong Kong hub.”
Worldwide by Easyjet launched in September 2017, with connections opening with WestJet and Norwegian. This has expanded onwards with Thomas Cook Airlines, Corsair, La Compagnie and Loganair. It also opens up possibilities at Milan Malpensa and Berlin.
Virgin Atlantic and Emirates joined as well as Singapore Airlines.
With the product operating across 11 airports in Europe, it opens up a huge range of connection opportunities with different airlines – without the need of alliances. Rather, it’s a very commercial relationship.
More routes and links can be found at https://www.easyjet.com/en/worldwide/.
And whilst it does make EasyJet a feeder airline in some respects (without the mess of a code-share), it opens up amazing connectivity – which for the passenger is a welcome thing.
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