Virgin Atlantic has become the latest airline to join the ‘Worldwide by Easyjet’ partner alliance that allows customers to connect when travelling on the two airlines.
Passengers can now connect through Gatwick airport between Easyjet and Virgin Atlantic flights, replicating traditional interline and codeshare agreements.
Passengers can also book onward flights through Easyjet’s website through a platform developed by Dohop.
Other airlines signed up for the programme include Singapore Airlines, Thomas Cook, La Compagnie, Norwegian and Westjet, among others.
Johan Lundgren, CEO of Easyjet, said: “We are really pleased to welcome Virgin Atlantic to Worldwide by Easyjet. Given we both serve many popular destinations from London Gatwick, we are confident their addition to Worldwide will be very popular with our customers.”
Craig Kreeger, CEO of Virgin Atlantic, added: “Virgin Atlantic is committed to working with the best possible global partners, to offer industry-leading choice and connections for our customers. Easyjet’s unbeatable Gatwick network, combined with a shared customer centric ethos, makes them the ideal fit for us. We’re delighted that customers across the UK and Europe will be able to enjoy more choice when connecting onto our flights through Gatwick and we look forward to welcoming them on board very soon.”