easyJet announces that Icelandair Will Become a New Connections Partner in Worldwide by easyJet
Updated: Sep 11, 2020
easyJet announced on Wednesday that Icelandair will become a partner in their connections service ‘Worldwide by easyJet.’ In the coming weeks, easyJet customers will be able to connect from the carrier’s network onward with Icelandair to North America.
Today (September 9, 2020), easyJet announced a new partnership with Icelandair as part of their innovative ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ connections service. In the coming weeks, easyJet customers will be able to seamlessly connect to onward Icelandair flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol to destinations in Europe and North America. The partnership will be extended to other airports in the coming months. The new Icelandair partnership is in addition to last week's announcement that Emirates will commence connections via Milan-Malpensa, following their launch at London-Gatwick. Last year, with over 5,000 unique origins and destinations, Worldwide by easyJet connected over 206,000 passengers, an average of around 700 per day. In Wednesday’s announcement, easyJet’s CEO, Johan Lundgren, said,
“We are really pleased to welcome Icelandair as an easyJet Worldwide partner airline. Tens of millions of connecting passengers travel each year with journeys which begin or end in Europe. We are confident this addition to Worldwide will be very popular with our customers who are looking for a seamless way to connect between Europe and North America. We have been delighted with the appetite of partner airlines to expand Worldwide across our network thanks to or reputation for great value fares, excellent onboard service and our strong positions at Europe’s leading airports and we continue to broaden our focus to offer this unique connecting service at more of our biggest airports. Of course, the safety and wellbeing of our customers remains our highest priority and we have implemented a number of measures enhancing safety at each part of the journey from disinfecting the aircraft to requiring customers and crew to wear masks.”
Also commenting on Wednesday’s announcement, Icelandair’s President and CEO, Bogi Nils Bogason, added,
“We are very pleased to add easyJet to our portfolio of airline partners and provide travelers with easy access to our extensive network in Europe and North America through the Worldwide service. With Iceland as a hub, we have benefited from the unique geographical location of the country midway between Europe and North America and built a strong and flexible network of international routes, offering flights to 24 destinations in Europe and 19 in North America in 2019. As well as offering attractive options for cross-Atlantic flights, Icelandair is a leading airline to and from Iceland. Whether people intent to enjoy a holiday in Iceland or stop over for a few days on their way across the Atlantic, Iceland is the ideal place to visit and known for being safe, clean, healthy, spacious, with a small population and beautiful nature and wilderness.”
easyJet’s Worldwide by easyJet program launched in 2017 at London-Gatwick enabling customers to seamlessly connect to long-haul flights. Today, the program has 17 partners including Air Transat, Aurigny, Blue air, Corsair, La Compagnie, Emirates, China Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Etihad, Loganair, Norwegian, Neos, Scoot, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Icelandair. The program now connects easyJet customers across all the carrier’s airports and offers self-connect and sales through a digital, virtual hub in partnership with technology company Dohop. Worldwide by easyJet connections are subject to a 2.5 hour minimum connection time and if a customer misses their connection, they will be transferred to the next available flight.