Emirates signs up for EasyJet Worldwide
Emirates is the latest carrier set to join the Worldwide by easyJet connections platform.
The Dubai-based airline is expected to go live on the system in the coming months.
This will allow easyJet passengers to “seamlessly connect” at Gatwick initially with Emirates to Dubai, with plans to extend to more gateways and destinations.
Emirates follows Virgin Atlantic which joined as a partner last month in addition to WestJet, Norwegian, Singapore Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Corsair, La Compagnie and Loganair.
The airline plans to expand the concept to other key easyJet airports in Europe as well as adding more airline partners.
EasyJet CEO Johan Lundgren said: “We will be really pleased to welcome Emirates as an easyJet Worldwide partner airline.
“Given we both serve many popular destinations from London Gatwick, we are confident their addition to Worldwide will be very popular with our customers who are looking for an easy and seamless way to connect between Europe, the Middle East and beyond.”
He added: “We have been delighted with the appetite of partner airlines to expand Worldwide across our network and continue to broaden our focus to offer this unique connecting service at more of our biggest airports. Tens of millions of connecting passengers travel each year with journeys which begin or end in Europe.
“We expect to announce more partners in the coming months as Worldwide continues to grow.”
Emirates’ executive vice president and chief commercial officer Thierry Antinori said: “The Emirates proposition has always been about providing customers with a better flying experience both in the air and on the ground. We offer our customers an extensive choice of flight options not only through our own global network, but also through our partner airlines.
“We are delighted to join easyJet’s Worldwide programme, which enables us to jointly offer travellers a seamless connection experience when they fly on Emirates and easyJet combined itineraries via London Gatwick, one of our main UK gateways.
“We are confident that our customers will welcome this additional convenience, and we look forward to expanding our participation in the Worldwide by easyJet programme at other European gateways.”