easyJet is extending its ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ connections platform to Berlin Tegel, Venice Marco Polo, Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris Charles De Gaulle and Orly and Edinburgh airports.
This means that, combined with the connections already announced through London Gatwick and Milan Malpensa, over half of the airline’s flights – and 53 million easyJet passengers a year – will be able to connect to airline partner services and other easyJet flights in a single booking through easyJet’s digital booking portal.
easyJet has also brought new connecting airlines onto the ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ booking platform and also announced partnerships with Thomas Cook Airlines at Gatwick meaning easyJet passengers can now travel as far as the Caribbean or to the USA, Africa and the Indian Ocean with La Compagnie and Corsair who will both fly from Paris Orly.
easyJet’s existing relationship with WestJet and Norwegian will enable the airlines to offer long haul connectivity at more of Europe’s biggest hub airports.
Norwegian will extend connecting services from Paris Charles De Gaulle and Paris Orly in the coming weeks, from Amsterdam Schiphol in the summer when the airline launches its service to New York from the Dutch capital and also from Edinburgh.
Meanwhile easyJet’s existing relationship with Loganair will allow easyJet passengers to connect to the highlands and Islands via Edinburgh.
Johan Lundgren, easyJet CEO:
“We are pleased to announce that we will be extending our ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ connections platform to Berlin Tegel from summer 2018 onwards. The addition of Tegel, alongside other key airports in the network, means that 53 million easyJet customers will be able to connect to other airlines’ or to easyJet flights. We have been delighted with the appetite of partner airports and airlines to expand Worldwide across our network allowing us to access a greater range of passengers flying across Europe.
easyJet intends to sign up other airlines to Worldwide by easyJet throughout 2018, with talks already far advanced with middle and far-eastern carriers amongst others and also plan to expand to other easyJet airports across Europe.
Worldwide by easyJet started at Gatwick in September 2017 with partner airlines Norwegian, Thomas Cook Airlines, WestJet and Aurigny.
The new service at Paris CDG, Paris Orly and Milan Malpensa will begin in Spring 2018. Berlin Tegel and Amsterdam Schiphol start in Summer 2018. Edinburgh and Inverness start will also start suring 2018.
The service does have a number of restrictions.
- Airlines will not hold flights for connecting passengers
- Worldwide by easyJet is subject to a 2 hour 30 minute ‘Minimum Connection Time’, which should give passengers time to transfer between flights and/or terminals
- Operating times are restricted
- If a passenger misses a connecting flight they will be transferred to the next available flight
- Baggage cannot be checked through. At Gatwick, passengers collect their baggage as normal and then recheck it at GatwickConnects desk. Full details are not yet available about how this will work at the new airports.
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