Etihad and EasyJet unveil new partnership, flights now bookable on one ticket
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Etihad Airways has become the latest airline to sign a partnership with EasyJet, joining the Worldwide by EasyJet connections service. With the new partnership, passengers can expect increased connectivity between the route networks of both carriers.
The new partnership will connect 68 European cities and Abu Dhabi (AUH) via the 10 European airports that the flag carrier of the U.A.E. flies to: Amsterdam (AMS), Athens (ATH), Barcelona (BCN), Geneva (GVA), Madrid (MAD), Manchester (MAN), Milan (MXP), Paris (CDG), Rome (FCO) and Zurich (ZRH).
For example, it’s now possible to book a flight to Abu Dhabi (AUH) from Newcastle (NCL) on one ticket. The flights will be operated by both EasyJet and Etihad via a connection in Barcelona (BCN). Etihad’s economy product recently received a big thumbs up from TPG U.K.’s Director of Content Nicky Kelvin.
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What does it mean for passengers? In total, there are 27 self-connection hubs across Europe where such connections are possible with airlines that are part EasyJet’s partner scheme. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad joins several airlines from around the world including Air Transat, Aurigny, Corsair, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, La Compagnie, Loganair, Neos, Norwegian, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and WestJet.
The Worldwide by EasyJet scheme gives passengers the option to combine a low-cost and full service carrier ticket in one that was previously not possible to do without two separate bookings. More importantly, bags are checked through to the final destination and if a connection is missed in one of the self-connect airports, you will be put onto the next-available flight.
Etihad plans to add more airlines to its partnerships portfolio in 2020, meaning that it will further expand seamless connection possibilities.
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The new partnership takes effect immediately.
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