European passengers flying long-haul to the US or South America will now be able to book their flights through easyJet after the UK low-cost airline launched a new service aimed at connecting flights internationally.
EasyJet has teamed up with low-cost long-haul carriers Norwegian Air Shuttle and Canada’s WestJet to allow passengers to book connecting flights on a combined ticket.
This means a traveller wanting to fly between Europe and then connect on to the US, South America or Asia, and vice versa, will be able to do so by buying one ticket through easyJet’s website.
The move by easyJet will for the first time see the low-cost carriers rivalling the alliances of the traditional network carriers, such as Star Alliance, SkyTeam and OneWorld, which offer global connections through interline and code-share agreements.
The UK low-cost airline said it is in talks with other carriers, including Middle-Eastern and Asian airlines, to expand the new service, which it has called “Worldwide by easyJet”.
EasyJet is rolling out the initiative first at London’s Gatwick airport, its largest base. The budget carrier plans to expand the service to Milan Malpensa, Geneva, Barcelona as well as Paris Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Schiphol, two of Europe’s biggest transfer hubs…Fuente: https://www.ft.com/content/0453060e-9868-11e7-a652-cde3f882dd7b